“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-6, NIV)


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One of the primary factors that separate success from failure is focus. Success (and failure) is usually more a matter of focus than it is intelligence. In the workplace, if you manage or work with others, you know how important it is to stay focused on the task at hand.

It shouldn’t surprise us, then, that a key aspect of our relationship with God is to place Him first, above everything else. The Bible says that God should be the greatest focus of our lives (Deuteronomy 6:5-6).

Jesus taught us “the kingdom of God is in our midst” (Luke 17:21, NIV). Paul taught that we are to “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, NIV). By doing so we maintain a continual conversation with God throughout our day, sharing everything we do with Him.

The more we direct our attention to God, the more we will experience His transforming presence in our lives. When we include Him at work, He will shape us into new beings. He will give us a sense of security and a feeling of being loved that will get us through any difficult situation. And when we are faced with a crisis or an alluring temptation, He won’t need to come very far to help control the situation. He’ll be right there with us!

It really isn’t difficult to begin focusing on our Savior. All you have to do is start – start now by asking God to help you focus and to maintain a sense of His presence in everything you do.

“Pray continually” this Wednesday. “God is in our midst.”

God is in our Midst

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Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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9 Comments on “ARE YOU OUT OF FOCUS?”

  1. My focus began with HOPE, hope has not left, but hope took me to meet a greater good LOVE, love has not left, but has taken me to meet FAITH. now I wait. Thank you for FOCUS.


  2. teresapoetry Says:

    Praying throughout the day is “ususal” for me. But after reading your post, praying will be more at the forefront of my mind. Blessings to you, and thank you for this post : )


  3. teresapoetry Says:

    Reblogged this on Because of Christ Inspirational Poetry Teresa C. Hawes and commented:
    AWESOME message about prayer!


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  5. Great post. Thanks. (I love the drawing of the dove too!)



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