Be careful what you pray for, especially when you ask God to grow something new in you. Recently I had a talk with the Lord about where I am in life and my ability to be self-disciplined. As I asked for more, the word that came back to me was ‘focus’. I remember hearing once that whatever you spend your time focusing on – will determine the quality of your life. It seems that this is a quality of the mind that is important to develop. A new “renewing of the mind” (Rom 12:2) that God is calling me to.
I know this one I thought: “Seek first the kingdom of God…” (Matt 6:33), stay focused on Him! But it is not just about keeping my eyes on Jesus, I have realized, it is also a discipline of the mind and action in light of the kingdom of God.
Focus goes beyond what you are doing, to who you are being. It is about your purpose in life as opposed to what you are keeping yourself busy with. People that are focused on their purpose always have their