Focus verse: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Psalm 32:8
“Keep your head to the sky.” Those are lyrics to a popular Earth, Wind and Fire song written in the early 70’s. However, it wasn’t until recently that I was reminded how motivating and inspiring those lyrics are. You see, last year I struggled a lot with where I wanted to be vs. where I actually am. Every person of purpose has a goal and vision for their life. We plan and oftentimes expect what we plan to play out the way we intended. But if your life is anything like mine, that rarely ever happens. And quite honestly, I felt some type of way about it.
Because of this, I started to look around and see what I could do to improve my situation and set my plan in motion. I started focusing on things that honestly didn’t matter, hoping that I would get some results that I was pleased with. “Maybe if I changed careers”, I thought, “my life will start looking up. Should I go back to school? Or maybe my husband isn’t here. Maybe I need to move back home or to another area for him to find me.”
A few months later, I was about to be living out my dream, or so I thought! I did get a new job, and I’m grateful for the experience, but with that new job, I soon found out, it didn’t instantly propel me to where I wanted to be in life like I had imagined.
But where did I go wrong? What happened during my journey of going from where I am to where I want to be?
I later realized the answer is, I lost focus.
My attention was so focused on looking around, that I stopped looking up. I looked around at the people around me, those on social media, everywhere.
I was looking around because I had started to get frustrated with what my life STILL looked like. Not realizing I was exactly where God wanted me to be. I was soon reminded that the only way we will get complete and total fulfillment, even if there are some desires of ours that haven’t come to fruition yet, is to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.
Our focus verse reminds us that God will instruct us with His eye. But the only way that can happen is if we keep our eyes focused on His eyes. We all experience frustration, and when we do, we have to remember that God will keep us in perfect peace when we are focused on Him, Isaiah 26:3. That He has everything under control, Psalm 46:10. We have to remember that God’s ways are not our ways and He has a plan for us, Isaiah 55:8-9. A plan to prosper us and give us a future and a hope, Jeremiah 29:11. All we have to do is continue to look toward the hills, where our help comes from, Psalm 121.The only way we will get complete and total fulfillment, even if there are some desires of ours that haven’t come to fruition yet, is to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Click To Tweet
Prayer: Lord I thank you that my heart is confident in You. Thank You for reminding me that I don’t have to look around or anywhere else but up to You. Forgive me, Father, for allowing my frustrations to fuel my focus. Help me to remember to keep my head to the sky, completely focused on You, In Jesus name, Amen!