Learning to focus is key to your success! There are SO many distractions that can interfere with your focus, but it’s your job to make sure you stay on track. I’ve developed a 3-fold system to overcoming distractions that I believe will truly help you focus despite everything going on in your life. Today, we’ll focus on making sure your relationship with God is in tact!
Here’s the 3-fold system to overcoming distractions:
- You must become more emotionally stable.
- Discipline your thought life.
- Determine to be steadfast in the purpose God has for your life, even when it makes no sense.
Determine to be steadfast in the purpose God has for your life, even when it makes no sense.
Having a Steadfast Posture with God…
Webster dictionary defines steadfast as a “firmly fixed position that is immovable, unchangeable and determined.”
All that we have discussed above about Emotional Stability and a Discipline Thought Life, brings us to the core and strength of why we should train our emotions and thoughts to agree with God even in difficult times. It is so easy to pay attention to what we may not have or to pay attention to matters that we simply do not understand.
We must determine within ourselves to consistently “look unto Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2). He is the sole reason of why we live. Our yesterday, today and tomorrow is in His hands and we need only to trust Him with all our heart and lean not to our own understanding… (Proverbs 3:5). This action of trust and faith closes every door to competitors of our attention because Christ holds all of our affection and devotion.
Our steadfast posture of trust hinges on one very important characteristic of God that dispels all fears – God is good!
God, in His goodness is more committed to our development than we are and He is a teacher. Every experience we have had, are having, or will have in the future is teaching us something that we must pay attention to – we can only grow and mature when we recognize this.
We must always remain steadfast in God because He is working out a bigger plan for our lives… greater than what we can see or feel right now. We must remain connected to Him, immovable and unchangeable in our love, thanksgiving and gratitude for who He is in our lives and the purpose He has for our lives.
Let’s fasten our eyes upon Jesus as the captain of our ship and the navigator of our life’s journey, practicing the art of never yielding to the competitors of our attention, energy and devotion.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV).