With the world going crazy around us we must remember to
When you feel like you are standing on a square of ice in the middle of the ocean, where there is nothing to hang onto
When Governments turn away from God and His word, we must remember to
When even our own churches won’t stand on the word of God we must remember to
When our family don’t support our decisions regarding God’s plans for our lives we must remember to
When even our friends turn their backs on us, we must remember to
But what do we focus on, we need to keep our focus on God, on His word, on His plans for us.
Man will let us down and fall away from God, but God and His word will never fall away, we must stand on it, hold onto it’s truths and never let go.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Colossians 3:2 – Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
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38 thoughts on “STAY FOCUSED”
So much distracts, doesn’t it? I wonder if it’s always been like this.
I don’t know Laura, but I do know that there are so many things that take our attention from God. Maybe in the good old days before electricity and electronic gadgets they only had work and God. This is a time I wish my mum was still alive and I could ask her. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you and yours.
Yes, dear friend! What an encouraging post! It is SO hard sometimes to focus on what we need to, but God’s Word is the only truth and absolutes. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand, all other ground is sinking sand! God help me to stay focused on only You in these trying, discouraging times!
Yes Cheryl, you are so right and another great song to share, that is another favourite. Blessings
Amen! It is hard to stay focused when we see the world around us in such a whirlwind of activity that would take us away from our first Love. I don’t know about there, but here the churches are going farther away from the bible and many dont’ bother to even use one, the music has went from hymns to heavy metal, and so on. Old fashioned bible preaching and hymns are very hard to find anymore. And we’ve had a flurry of people who are being fired, sued, and so on for simply standing on their convictions as a Christian, with our government making laws that will soon make it illegal for us to be Christians.
We have to stay focused, or we’ll lose that and be lost in the world.
Oh Angie you have definitely hit the nail on the head and are so right. Our own church leadership is not totally following scripture and it is so hard to know what to do. We know to follow what God’s word says, but do we continue to worship there or go somewhere else?? We are finding that no church has it totally right and we need to worship somewhere. We like where we go because we mostly have hymns and the preaching is quite good and we have fellowship with other believers. I have heard that in America now if you refuse to cater for a gay wedding because of your Christian beliefs you will be sued, that is just terrible. As Cheryl said in a comment before “On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand, all other ground is sinking sand”. Praise God he gives us something to stand on. Blessings to you and your family my friend. xxxx
Thank you for reminding us to stay focused in the midst of personal and global struggles and disappointments.
I was encouraged as I read the verse in Isaiah 40:8 that you shared that the Word of the Lord will stand forever no matter how disillusioned we may become with the church and the world around us.
Thank you for spurring us on to stay the course and to stay in His Word. 🙂
Thank you so much Karen for stopping by and sharing with us. We must stand together and cry out to God for our nations and churches and also stand on the word of God, it is eternal. Blessings to you xxxx
Great reminder! It’s so easy to get distracted when there is so much going on around us, but keeping God as our focus helps us keep everything else in perspective.
Thanks again Heather for your kind comment, and yes you are so right, keeping God as our focus definitely helps us keep life in perspective. Blessings and have a great week.
Getting distracted is so easy, we don’t even notice it sometimes. It sneaks up on us until all of a sudden we are disconnected from God and His word.
We pride ourselves with being busy all the time, if we are not busy we aren’t worth anything or so we think. We aim not to offend, but what we really are doing is being distracted and separated from God’s word.
Staying focused – what a great reminder and such an encouraging post!!
Thank you so much Bibi for your comment and for stopping by. What you say is so right. Blessings and have a great week.
You kept coming back to the truth in this post, and we need to do t hat same thing in our hearts every day! Your picture reveals the secret!
Hey Michele, thank you so much for your encouraging comment. Yes the secret is the Word of God. Blessings my friend. xxx
This is just what I needed this morning! Thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you so much Sarah for your comment and for stopping by. Blessings to you.
I wholeheartedly agree, Terri. Now more than ever do we need to seek God’s truth and comfort from His word. Thanks for this inspiring call to action, my friend!
Hey Beth, thank you for your encouraging comment and for stopping by. Blessings to you and thank you for hosting.
Stay Focused! My mantra for the week, one that hasn’t been occurring however., but I am working on it 🙂 So glad to be your neighbor at Thought Provoking Thursday.
Hey Debbie, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Staying focused seems to be something we all need to work on. Have a great week. Blessings
My favorite “stay focused” verse is Hebrews 12:1-3 – let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
thanks for a reminder!
Thank you so much Karen for sharing that verse with us, what a great one to help us stay focused. Blessings and thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
Yes, so much distracts and discourages us. So important to stay focused on God and the truth of His word. Linking with you today at Grace and Truth.
Hey Ginger, thank you for stopping by and sharing your wisdom with us. Have a great weekend. Blessings
So true! It is so difficult to stay focused during the crazy days but so needed.
You are so right Whitney, thank you for sharing and for stopping by. Have a great weekend. Blessings
Thanks so much Terri, for the reminder that we need to stay focused on the things that are eternal. There are so many issues clamoring for our attention. And so many of them are important and need our attention – family, church, others, ect but in all these we must still focus on the eternal. I struggle with this too !!! And the world is growing darker but it just lets our light burn stronger. Blessings.
Thank you so much Rebecca for your encouraging words. That is it isn’t it to let our light burn stronger and brighter. Blessings to you and have a great weekend.
Yes..YES! Staying focused is not easy but it is truly what we need to do. Fixing my eyes on Jesus…
Thank you Linda for your kind words and yes we must fix our eyes on Jesus. Blessings
That’s our challenge, isn’t it … to stay focused on Him and His Word! Thanks, Terri, for linking at Mondays @ Soul Survival. Blessings!
Thank you Donna for hosting and for stopping by. Staying focused is a challenge but such a necessary one. Blessings and have a great weekend.
I love everything about this today. Stay focused on God. Perfect message for right her and right now. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew.
Thank you so much Mary for hosting and for stopping by and leaving your kind comment. Have a great weekend. Blessings
I am continually reminded that I must continually fix my eyes on Jesus! Nice to see you at The Weekend Brew!
Thank you so much Barbie for your encouraging comment and thank you for hosting. Blessings
I was just reading Beth Willis’ blog about righteousness correlating to straightness and I realized that staying focused on Jesus helps me tremendously to follow His straight path.
Thanks Jen for stopping by and for your comment. Yes staying focused helps keeps up on the straight path, so important. Blessings to you.