Stay Focused, and we will never be lost.
Staying focused is letting our minds set on things or a particular thing, specifically regarding heavenly things above and not on things that the earth is deceitfully offering. It is tempting not to ignore the goodness and joy it will give our flesh, and we overlook the eternal joy and happiness we will achieve later. Let our eyes look beyond the curtain directly as it goes through; the bright light unveils the Shangri-La of life before our eyes.
Yet, we have to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness here on earth, and once found, all those things that were added to our hope will come to unveil and start to realize that hope brings faith to flourish. This is the hope that gives life, the hope that rewards those who believe, and the hope that gives meaning to the reality of love that comes from God. The love of God will never abandon us in times of need.
Psalm 1:1-6 ESV -“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law, he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by water streams that yield fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.”
Our mindset is critical as it becomes the starting point for devoting our time to the one true God. If we set our mind on the gift of imagination, it is the beginning of wisdom and our relationship with the Spirit of the Almighty Father who dwells within us. Our imagination will conquer an enormous scope, and meditation can take place and be in communication with the Father. The Spirit gives life and even gives life to our conversation with Him. Romans 8:5 says: “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.”
Paul, in his letter to the Philippians 4:8, said: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Do our best to approve of God; we will never be wrong. God is perfect, and our human form is imperfect, and through Him, we can be a perfect creation and will never be put to shame. He knows our ability and capability; when we reach our limitations, He is always around to provide the necessary help. God will never leave or forsake us, which is a promise.
We also need to avoid serving two masters, for we will despise one and love one, and most likely, our choices will be the desire of our flesh. But if we commit our time (flesh) to serve the Spirit, we will never fail to establish to stay focused on the LORD. When temptation arises, God is faithful and will not let us be tempted beyond our ability. Still, if we have already been tempted because of human error, we can always call on Him to provide us with an escape plan and endure the consequences of that temptation. Always remember that God can strengthen us, but we must stay focused.
God is all in all!