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Focus is a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity according to dictionary.com

My pastor preached this message for Watch Night Service on New Year’s. I found this quote by Tony Robbins that states,

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

The part of this quote that stuck out to me is the first part that says, “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power.” I found this to be exceptionally true for me. I consider my self to be a “goal digger,” and I set goals for all aspects of my life, but it is a struggle accomplishing those goals. I know that success is definitely a journey, but in many areas of my life, I feel like my journey could have been shorter if only I was focused. Some people may say that it wasn’t right because of God’s timing. God gave us free will so that we can make our own decisions. Some of the decisions that we make derail us from God’s plan, so he now has to redirect our steps and it takes us longer than he intended.

So in order to focus you have to know what focus is…


Are you ready to focus?

Can you believe that 2012 is almost over? I can’t! It seems as if this year flew by! Time definitely does not wait for anyone so right now it is time to FOCUS. Do you have any goals that you want to accomplish before the end of the year? Is there a relationship that needs to be reconciled? Is there a task that you want to complete? Is there an event that you want to have? Do you have any fears that you want to overcome? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to focus.

Create an end of the year plan and work toward ending the year on a good note. You do not have to wait for a new year to start fresh.  Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” You do not have to be bound to your past or what you didn’t because with Christ, all things are made new. So focus and move forward.

One of my favorite praise and worship songs is “Moving Forward” by Israel Houghton. The lyrics say:

“I’m not going back,I’m moving ahead/Here to declare to You my past is over in You/All things are made new/Surrendered my life to Christ/I’m moving, moving forward”

So it is never too late. Move forward and end the year on the right path.