Why You Should Focus on God

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

What are the benefits of focusing on God? Why does it matter if we focus on God? Learn why you should focus on God today!

Let's be honest - it's hard to focus on God sometimes. The world calls for our attention in so many different ways and we feel pulled to-and-fro. Learning how to focus on God and not the world is a big part of the Christian life, but sometimes we also need to remind ourselves of why it matters if our focus is on God. 

God is the God of glory. He deserves all of our praise and all of our focus. As Christians, we have been redeemed and brought near by the creator of the universe, who loved us and made a way for us despite our sin and our hatred of him. Why would we not want to focus our attention on God? 

Focusing on God takes daily discipline, but it's not only something that is owed to God, but it also brings great reward to the Christian who's mind is stayed on God. Keep reading to learn why we should focus on God.

Why You Should Focus on God

1. Focus on God helps us reject sin

Sin is difficult to overcome sometimes, but when we focus on God (instead of ourselves, our sins, or our circumstances) it makes rejecting sin a bit easier. Focusing on God and the truth of his word helps us reject the lies of Satan and the temptations of sin. When our mind is stayed on God, we can recognize and evade the temptations of the evil one (through God's help).

2. Focus on God keeps us from focusing on ourselves

Sometimes we get so caught up with ourselves. What others think of us. What stupid thing we said yesterday. How confident we are (or how much confidence we lack). How so-and-so hurt our feelings, or how mad Mr. Joe-Bob made us. We think more about our bank accounts, our waistline, and our friend's opinions than we think about God, who he is, what he has done, and who he has called us to be.

Focusing on God and remembering the truths of his word will help us avoid being self-centered little me-monsters.

3. Focus on God gives us hope

God is the giver of hope. Through Christ we have received ultimate hope, and yet we are such forgetful people. But when our attention turns to God and we begin to focus on God, we are reminded of the great hope we have in him alone.

We need that hope. We crave that hope. And by focusing on God we can remain encouraged and remember the true hope we have.

4. Focus on God reminds us that we are loved

We are so very loved by God, but just as we forgot our hope at times, we also forget how much God loves us. We are such a forgetful people. But by focusing on God and what he says in his word, we will be reminded again of the love he has for us. The gospel proves the love of God. When we focus on God, the gospel, and what he says about us, we will remember his love for us and be inspired to love him more deeply because of it. So when we focus on God we will both see his love for us and continue to develop our love for him.

5. Focus on God is an act of obedience

One way that we obey God is by focusing our attention on him and seeking him. Matthew 6:33 says "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness..."

This is a call and a command to us - to all believers. We are meant to seek God and his kingdom first, which means that choosing to focus on God is an act of obedience. We are not meant to be distracted by or focused on the things of the world. 

Focusing on God takes discipline, repentance, perseverance, and the grace and help that only God gives. It may be challenging at times, but it's worth it, it's rewarding, and it's what we are called to. 

Stay Peculiar,


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