Keeping a Loosing Focus

Keeping your focus

A couple of weeks ago I found myself distraught over a shooting that happened in a nearby city, When I heard about it, I was saddened as I always am when I hear of someone taking the life of someone else, but this time was different, it wasn’t someone that I knew but rather someone that I didn’t know and now would not ever get a chance to meet. The individual was so young and full of life, they served God at least from what I could see when I read about them, they were positive, loved life, loved family and had quite a few things going on for themselves and they were only 35, the age I am now. I have to admit and I never like to do it, I found myself questioning God – God why? Why so young, why so presumably innocent, Why the family man, Why the church man whom was trying to do everything to live right, I was distraught and began to think of ways that maybe I could have done God’s work better by being in place to maybe preventing the incident from happening, without hurt nor harm to them. I was so upset I was actually trying to tell God what he should have done and how he should have done….Wrong, I know…

But I for a moment I  lost focus, I lost focus on whom the creator was, I lost focus on the fact that he does everything for a reason, I lost focus on whom I was and whom I was trying to challenge and go against, a man that with one word could end my life immediately, I TOTALLY LOST FOCUS! The world is a nasty place and while we yet may not understand why things happen or why certain things happen to “good people”, we still have to believe and trust that God see’s all and has everything in control, the ways of this world with its negative, explosive bombs has a way of tugging the minds and faith of even the strongest person in the Lord, but the bible clearly states: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  (Phil 4:8)

See God knew that we would be faced with such negativity and didn’t want us to fret nor worry, but wants us to think on positive things, it’s not that God wants us to be naïve to circumstances but he knows that such unfocused thinking does not do good for our spirits and instead of keeping our focus on him we would lose it to things that are beyond our control, The bible says an idle mind is the devil’s workshop, so once we lose focus, it jeopardizes our FAITH in God leaving room for the enemy to come and play and lead us off into another dimension where God does not reside and when he does that, it’s hard and sometimes impossible to not only regain your focus but get back on track. So be careful about where you allow your focus to go and how long you allow it to stay there, yes, we may and do get sidetracked by devastating news and such things but there’s a time and place for everything and while we may not always understand the ways of the world, just remember that God loves and cares for you so much; He needs you to SURVIVE and by surviving that means keeping your focus on him.

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