Whatever your predominant focus is, that is what you permit to exist in your life. Jabez chose to focus on his future desires rather than his present circumstances. Many times people focus on the negative and they live in a cycle of negativity. You have to choose to focus on the positive. You have to train your mind. Whatever is going wrong in your life is a result of your focus. If you don't like it, change your focus. (Philippians 4:8)
If you plan to change your future, do not focus on things or people. Turn down the distractions. Your focus will either feed your faith or confirm your fears. Think like Abraham. Think intentionally, generational, and even globally. You can never think too big, too grand, or too great! Sometimes, when we focus, we find ourselves in a fuzzy situation. What do I mean by this? Let's say that you are driving down the freeway, you have a meeting to attend to. You brought your computer, notebook, pen, and calender. That morning, you made sure you had everything ready for this important meeting, and half way there, you realize you are driving the wrong direction! You were so focused on the preparation, that you lost your sense of direction. My friends, it is hard not to be caught up in what is going around right now, with job lay-offs, financial cut-backs, and the rising prices of food, there is no loss of attention getter's.
Another example would be trying to read the paper, only realizing everything is fuzzy. Why? You put on your husband's glasses instead of your own. Friends, look at what God has given to you. Don't try to put on someone elses anointing or skill set. Do what you can, grow with what you have and ask God to let you focus on Him! That One Thing that we drive and pursue after. Turn around, turn off the T.V., put down your books, turn down the radio, and listen to God.
You See what you Hear.
You Speak what you See.
And DO what He Says!
What is He saying to you today??