The concept of focus is a powerful one. Our focus determines our destination. Even Christ reminds us in Matthew 6, that where our treasure is, that is where our hearts will be as well. How we prioritize what we care about defines the focus of our hearts, our lives, and ultimately our destination.
Matthew 6 also reminds us to focus our eyes on those things that are eternal, not putting our trust in treasures that can be easily destroyed or taken away. The promise of Christ and the gift of eternity is of far greater value than the wealth of this world. We can lose sight of that sometimes in the midst of the everyday worries of life, but our God has a better future in mind for us. One that is filled with hope, mercy, and the promise of eternity.
This year as the world is seeking clarity in all the catch phrases that go with having 20/20 vision, we are intentionally putting our focus back on God. He is our Lord, our Savior, our Father, and our ever-present Help in times of trouble. We are refocusing our faith, so that we can stand with steadfast purpose as a living testimony of the hope that is within us.
Lord, breathe Your life in me! Help me refocus my faith so that I may live as one who is worthy, wise, and wide-awake. Help me to walk in Your way, and guard my heart so that Your light will shine as a testimony in my life.