8 Ways to Focus More on God
“You have beautiful handwriting,” Megan said, as she opened the page of the book to where her friend and author signed her latest release with a special note to her.
Her friend laughed, “It’s all thanks to my mother. My mom was determined that I would have excellent penmanship, in spite of being lefthanded.” Megan’s friend went on to tell her that it was a big focus in elementary school, and today she’s thankful for her mother’s insistence.
My son, stay focused; listen to the wisdom I have gained; give attention to what I have learned about life So you may be able to make sensible judgments and speak with knowledge.
─ Proverbs 5:1-2 VOICE
Your attention-grabbing world today is full of distractions and constant pull to draw your focus away from your true purpose – relationship with God. A persistent focus on someone or something positive pays big dividends. In the case of Solomon’s words to his son in the verse above, you can use his wisdom for any pursuit in life, but the most important is your passion for intimacy with your Heavenly Father.
A persistent focus on your relationship with God pays big dividends today and into eternity.
Here are 8 ways to help you focus on God:
- Give Him your full attention at the very start of your day.
- Spend time in His Word with a specific study. Choose a topic or a book of the Bible to study for at least 10 minutes.
- Talk to Him and invite Him to go with you throughout your day. Then relax and sit quietly to see what thought He wants to share with you.
- Capture the thoughts you have during this time with Him on paper or in your phone.
- Develop a habit of checking in with Him throughout your day, like you would a close friend.
- Practice leaning into Him when you have a problem. He is your source and strength.
- Remember to stay in an attitude of prayer and being in a constant exchange of conversation with Him throughout your day.
- Listen to worship music that inspires you to keep your thoughts on Him.
Constant interruptions throughout your day try to rob you of the one thing you truly need to live for God. A persistent focus on your relationship with Him pays big dividends today and into eternity.
Today’s One Thing
Set your alarm tomorrow 15 minutes earlier tomorrow. Get up and go to a different place in the house than you normally do and begin a new practice (from the 8 ways above) of focusing even more on the Father.