Most experts define singular focus as the ability to concentrate exclusively on one thing or task without distraction. That may sound simple, but it’s often a struggle. Life can be full of distractions, and even the good things can draw our attention away from the most important thing.
Since the beginning of time, our adversary has worked to create distractions. His main mission is never complete; he’s constantly seeking only to “steal, kill and destroy” all that resembles godliness, and he works hard to keep us from drawing near to Christ.
God offers wisdom in keeping our priorities in order and staying singularly focused on Him. Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
God has given us the power to choose whose voice we follow. No matter what darkness and turmoil the world faces, we can live aware, stand strong and believe in the power of Christ — the one who conquered death and holds the final victory.
No matter what is happening around us, our Father desires that we press close to him — so close that we can hear his heartbeat, know his voice and feel the peace of his presence surrounding us.
In John 16:33, Jesus says, “These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” He tells us in Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
We may not know the future, but we do know who holds our future. I believe most of us are optimistic, but what if life is not as we had hoped? How do we manage disappointments and the unexpected turn of events?
The way is to fix our eyes on Him, to change our focus to a singular focus. Here are some ways to make Him our singular focus:
- Starting our day putting first things first.
- Reading his word
- Spending time with him in prayer
- Taking time to be still before him
- Reflecting, remembering and thanking him for his blessings and promises
- Gathering and celebrating together with other believers
Matthew 22:35-37 says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.” When we have singular focus on God, we are better able to keep the rest of our lives in proper perspective and order. Our singular focus on God affects everything we do and brings us great peace.