Keep the Right Focus (New Year, New You – Part 4)
You’ve got your goals set. You’ve got your vision for what’s ahead. Now what?
Keep your focus. I’m going to go in a different direction with this than what you’re probably thinking. I’m not talking about just focusing on your goals. I’m talking about keeping the right focus.
It’s possible to become too focused on a goal. If you become too focused on something it may do more harm than good. Don’t get so focused on reaching one goal that you lose track of why you’re working for it or how you are getting there. Make sure you stay true to your beliefs and values while in pursuit of a goal.
Last year, I was so focused on a certain goal that I didn’t realize until the year was almost over that I had lost sight of my purpose and who I should have been focused on. I forgot why God had put that dream in my heart. How I was getting there was no longer in line with His plans. I kept telling myself that I trusted God and had faith that it would all work out. However, when I didn’t see the results I wanted to see in my timing, I took matters into my own hands. Then I turned and questioned God.
You put me on this path. Why aren’t you helping me? You told me to do this. Why isn’t it working? Why are you making me wait so long? When am I going to see it? What do you expect me to do?
I’m not so proud of those questions. Here’s the thing about faith: It doesn’t question. If you truly have faith in someone or something, you don’t ask questions. You trust.
I wavered in my faith, and I lost the right focus.
Don’t let this happen to you. If it’s meant to be, He will help you get there. If pursuing your goal causes you to compromise on your beliefs or values, it’s either not meant to be, or you have lost the right focus.
“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6
Keep your focus on God while you pursue your goals.