When a bowman aims the arrow at his target, before its release, he closes one eye. Why would he do that when vision is the best with two eyes?
The bowman does it so that, any other visible things shouldn’t distract him from his target. “He closes one eye to focus”.
Even when everything is going well, we have to shut out few visions so that our arrows will strike the target because we focused.
Focus doesn’t come naturally to anyone. Our focus can only be sharpened and made worthwhile, by ‘shutting off’ our willingness to distractions. When distractions are given less priority, focus takes a huge and precise shape in our lives. For that, we should be able to identify what is worth our focus and what isn’t. Once we do, and are totally convinced, then focusing on the One, who gave His all, will be insuppressible.
There isn’t anyone or anything in this world worth our focus other than Jesus and his purposes. The more we are able to take seconds, minutes and hours to stay focused on His Word; His purposes and plans will unveil through the calm and the storms. Steadfastness, or constancy of faith in the changing seasons of life, can be recouped only when His love is given extreme priority.
“……..let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, FOCUSSING on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12: 1b & 2
Echo of His Voice