” Maintaining Focus”

eyes fixed on him

by Dona Hake

Proverbs 4:25 (VOICE) 
“Keep your head up, your eyes straight ahead,
and your focus fixed on what is in front of you.”

Many times when people talk about focus especially in the realm of the spiritual we tend to think of moving toward spiritual goals.    As I was pondering this I began to reflect on the importance of doing what you need to do to go forward when everything around you is a blur.  There are those times where you can be walking through such turmoil that you do not know which way to turn or what to do next.   I have had times in my life where focus seemed impossible and I had to just be still before Him to hear His voice that I may see clearly again.

I began to think about the art of photography and the use of different lenses when I shoot.  Recently during a session I was encountering different lighting problems and situations and I kept asking my client to be patient as I was taking on and off my camera body three of my favorite lenses.  In order for me to get desired results I had to be totally accurate with what lens I was using to get the highest quality shot.   It was not until I felt that everything was perfect that I was satisfied.   So it is in this life that there will be times in which we need to be willing to do what it takes to achieve our desired results.  We need to know that we are seeing as clearly as possible so we can go forward with clarity of vision.

I have observed at times where people in the midst of  “blurred vision” would up and run away to keep themselves distracted from the problem they are in.      When one does this they will soon find themselves tossed to and fro by any negative encounters in  life.  Retreating from a problem will never solve it, we must learn to stand still and see the salvation of our Lord. We need to be a people that keep our feet planted and our eyes fixed and be willing to do whatever it takes to get the victory.  God desires that we be not moved no matter what is going on around us.

Psalm 112:7 (VOICE)
” They will not be afraid when the news is bad
because they have resolved to trust in the Eternal.”

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