Back then in secondary school, one of the first experiments that we carried out was the use of a concave lens to burn a piece of paper. It amazed all of us.

We placed the concave lens in the direction of the rays of the sun while the paper was placed right under it. There will be a tiny glow on the power. Over time, the paper begins to burn. That is the power of focus.

Until strength is concentrated, results cannot be harvested. Once a direction is settled, the focus is next. Focus on the task. Focus on the assignment God has given you for life, in your home, in the ministry, in your career or business.

We have a distracted generation. We have a lot of things calling for our attention. If you do not know how to be intentional about what matters, you will be lost in things that do not and will not count.

Whatever distracts you can end up defeating you. Distraction can seem small, but poison is not effective because of quantity- a small dose is enough.

David showed us the importance of maintaining the focus of communion with God. If everything else shakes, make sure your fellowship remains intact. That was one of David’s major secrets:

“When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool. I’m asking God, for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.” Psalm 27:3-5 MSG

Focus comes with blindness. Once you are fixed on a thing, there are things you cannot see again. If your phone is a distraction, get a timing that you respond to chats and messages. Social Media has made our lives accessible at any time. Do not let it hijack your focus.

Focus when studying. If need be, get a hard copy of the Bible for serious study. Do not let technology lead to spiritual malnutrition. Focus at work. Let nothing steal that focus. Stay on it.

Have a plan for your day. Have a plan for your home. Have a plan for your career. The best place to get it is through fellowship. Fellowship takes focus also.

Jesus told us to shut our doors when we are about to pray. Shout in yourself with God. Shut out distractions.

Set your mind. Stay in mind. Mind your mind. Guard it with diligence. The wellspring of life flows from there. Refuse to be entangled. Live as a soldier of Christ.

“So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 TPT

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