The devil knows that when you focus on those things that are Godly you will produce results. So he tries to make several attempts throughout your day to have you concentrating on things that are not producing but rather consuming. They consume your time, your energy, your ability to be alert, your joy, and many other things. The flavor of drama, depression and darkness is what the devil wants to fill your life with. If he can get you to concentrate your focus on those things he knows he can potentially get you to think those kinds of thoughts and speak those kinds of words.
Focus is determined by what you constantly put in front of you. You cannot focus on something that is not before you. If you go in for an eye exam the optometrist will have you look at a card with a bunch of letters on it, and the size of the letters will decrease down the card to test the strength of your vision. Well, in order to focus on negativity, it had to be allowed to be in front of us. In order to focus on Godly things we must make an effort to put it in front of us. There must be such a strong focus in us that even when the letters get smaller, even when it seems like the Word of God is tough to digest and the lies of the enemy are bigger and screaming louder, we must continue to scrunch our eyes to see the good in everything. We must make the effort to remove things from us that cause wrong concentrated focus.
Could it be that it’s hard to focus because we are easily distracted? Could it be that we have a hard time viewing the fine print because we’re too lazy to scrunch our eyes to read deeper? Could it be that all we’re interested in are the letters that are the biggest and easiest to access, the instructions that are easiest to do, but cheat in effort when it comes to doing the hard things, or subduing the little foxes of our lives?
Focus is an effort, a concentrated one. In order to have it, and have it in the right place, we must do our part to make sure that the environment we live in is one that is conducive to productivity and life. Selah.