You know how it is. You go to bed at night determined to be productive the next day. You get up and get ready for a killer day of productivity and results, and little by little, more and more things come to take your focus. It happens more often than not, right? Yeah. I know all about it. ALL ABOUT IT. My focus has been completely gone for almost two weeks. COMPLETELY GONE.
Here’s the thing, though: Bills are still gonna come. People still need to be ministered to. The job is still gonna want you there. Nothing we are responsible for cares about these distractions. So what do we do?
We guard our focus. This is something I’m learning. Right now, as I’m planning this podcast, I have a whole entire headache from consciously working to block out all of the distractions that are coming at me. But, headache and all, I am getting this podcast done, and I’m not gonna stop until it’s 100% complete.
Your focus is your syperpower. It is amazing what we can get done when we are focused. Think about how it is when you get “in a zone” – whether it’s cleaning up, studying, painting, writing or whatever it is. Isn’t it an amazing feeling? It’s like nothing can stop you. And guess what? That’s correct. NOTHING can stop you when your focus is on point.
This week, I am challenging myself to remain focused. I’ll still have downtime, I’ll still watch YouTube videos and eat massive amounts of snacks… well, moderate amount of snacks… lol… BUT… I will remain laser focused this week. That’s my personal affirmation and promise to myself.
Now it wouldn’t be As Told by Kole if I didn’t back this up with scripture, so let’s see what the good ole Bible has to say about these things.
Proverbs 4:25-27 (Amplified Bible, Classic Version) – “ Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. 26 Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. 27 Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.”
Philippians 4:13 (New Living Translation) – “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
Ecclesiastes 9:10 (New King James Version) – “ Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.”
So there is is! Guard your focus. Do your work! I pray that God will empower you to fiercely protect your focus this week!
Have an amazing day today. Show love to yourself AND others. Be GREAT! I speak life to you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!