by Tammy Phillips
July 26, 2021

“Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.” (Proverbs 4:25 NKJV)

Focus is fire and I can prove it. 

  1. Our word focus is a derivative of the Latin word focus, which means fire, fireplace, or hearth.By meaning alone focus is the place of fire. Focus is fire.   I could stop here, but I will continue.
  2. A magnifying glass lens can take the sun rays coming from every direction, gather them and concentrate them on one central point.  The focus of the light rays on  that center point creates enough heat to ignite a fire.  Focus is fire.

Focus is a point in which rays of light meet, after being reflected or refracted.  Focus is the convergence on a perceived point of concentration.  Focus is having clear visual definition.

When we seek God, He lights our path, clears our road, and gives us clear vision to walk the right way.  When the Lord wants us to focus on something specific, He sheds His light into the darkness of our life through a variety of light rays.  It can be through reading His word, praying, talking with other Christians, listening to a sermon, a song or just about anything. Those light rays enter through one point, our God-given lens, and create a fire inside of us.  Then, as we concentrate on what the Lord has told us to accomplish and keep our eyes looking straight forward with laser focus, we can fulfil His will for our lives.  This God kind of focus extinguishes the distractions the enemy sets before us.  Focus is fire. 

3.  Here is a perfect example:  The Lord directs me to lose weight.  He shows me how.  He teaches me the right food to eat and the exercises to do.  When I focus on what He has told me and I am not distracted by the bad food, a fire is fueled.  When I center in on eating the correct food and drink, my targeted actions fuel a literal fire inside me.  Calories are burned and weight is lost.  When I add another light ray of knowledge, exercise, to the plan laid before, I am adding focused fuel to the fire and more weight is lost.  As I keep my eye on the prize, stayed focused on what the Lord has told me to do and put blinders on to the distractions of life, I will eventually attain my goal.  Focus is fire.

I enCOURAGE you to “let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you!”  Do not be deterred by the distractions the enemy put in your path.  Walk by faith around, over, or break straight through them.  Godly focus will fuel the fire for you to achieve your destiny. Remember, focus!  It is fire in your life.

And if that is not enough, “Our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29 KJV)

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