Living in Focus

It’s all about Focus — Life that is. Jesus said,  “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:21 NASB)  Sometimes, more often than not, I’m afraid we treasure the wrong things.  When our heart and mind thinks mainly on our personal ambitions, desires, or dreams we will easily loose our focus on what is really important.

More and more I encounter people who are trapped by thoughts of despair and desperation.  They have created for themselves a certain sketch of life and when their plan gets interrupted they turn to the treasure of their security.  If their security is in people, places, politics, or pleasure they are certainly destined to disappointment.

Our treasure must be in the Lord Jesus Christ.  He has promised the redeemed that all things are in His care, and therefore He can be trusted.  This means, even in the most difficult and painful points of life, He can be trusted.

He wants to be your security – Jesus, not your finances, your family, or your friends – Jesus wants to be your security.

He wants to be your safety – Jesus, not your portfolio, your plans, or your personal agendas – Jesus wants to be your safety.

He wants to be your strength – Jesus, not your wealth, your wisdom, or your warring – Jesus want to be your strength.

How are we to realize this reality?  Notice what the scripture says, “for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  What are you planting in your heart today?  Is it the Word of God or is it the words of men?  Is your first idea to look to God day-by-day or does something else come first?  Are you in the regular habit of feasting on God’s Word or are you starving to death?  Too many people I know are only eating the Word of God when they sit under the preaching of God’s Word.  I can tell you, as a preacher, that no one can survive on a single meal a week.  You must be feeding and feasting on the precious Word of God daily as you allow God to strengthen and satisfy your heart and soul.

The present condition of your life is all about Focus.  On what, or whom are you focused today?