The Pastor said in church on Sunday that which you focus on or meditate on becomes an extension of WHO YOU ARE!!
This statement has been on my mind since then, I am sure most of us know what it means to focus, but I will give you one very simple meaning for focus that I have recently come across
Find a project.
Occupy yourself with this project.
Concentrate all your time on this project.
Understand that nothing is more important than this project.
Succeed with this project.
While this is quite a good explanation of the word FOCUS, I still feel that it is not completely true, because there should be NO ONE or NOTHING more important than Jesus. So I have changed it slightly to suit me.
Occupy myself with Jesus.
Concentrate all my time on Jesus.
Understand that nothing is more important than Jesus.
Succeed with Jesus.
This will become the rules by which I live from now onwards, it is simple and easy to remember. So basically the way I see it is if I focus or meditate on Jesus, I will become more like him, and is that not what he wants? For us to be more like him!
So how do we do this? Well a good start would be to pray, then spend time with him by reading his word there are many scriptures that refer to spending time with Jesus and also becoming like him, I have found a few but I am sure there are MANY more.
Matthew 6:33: But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
1 Peter 2:2: Like new-born infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation
1 John 2:6: Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
1 Corinthians 11:1: Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ
What are other ways that you can FOCUS on Jesus?
* Go to church regularly
* Surround yourself with other Christians
* Get yourself some Christian literature – there are so many amazing books out there.
* Get yourself some Christian music – same here there are so many AMAZING gospel artists out there; you are bound to find something you can listen to. For me I want to be able to sing along to the music, so any music that I can enjoy and sing along to I will love.
This is what I have done, I have surrounded myself with all these things, and chosen to listen to Christian CD’s on my way to and from work or in fact any time I get in the car, I Can never grow tired of it.
So I have pledged to FOCUS, have YOU?
Have a blessed day everyone!
About the Author:
I have just recently started blogging, and it has inspired me in so many ways, I feel with Blogging and with each and every post I become a little closer to the lord. The purpose of my blog is that hopefully someone will read it and will be inspired to start doing the same, as many of the blogs I have read has inspired me. You can find me on the web at http://tinkerbelleandme.wordpress.com