Where is Your Focus?

Remember when you were a child and you would spin in a circle as fast as you could, for as long as you could, until you fell over?

There were many techniques to this. You had to consider where to look: you could pick a focal point right in front of you and keep your eyes there, or look straight up at a star or the ceiling, some even chose to look directly at their feet as they spun. You could hold your arms in tight to your side or hold them out for balance. Sometimes you even had a friend or sibling that would help spin you along, faster and faster.

Regardless of your technique, eventually you would get dizzy, slow down, and probably fall. But it was a matter of how long you lasted until you fell.

When we live a life focused on ourselves: what we want, what we think is right, avoiding pain and pursuing pleasure, it’s like spinning in circles. There is no focal point–nothing still we can keep our eyes on.

We can pretend there is a guiding star, but because we are moving so fast, our perspective of that guide shifts and changes. Our focus is on ourselves, moving quickly and unpredictably; it’s only a matter of time before we get dizzy and fall.

The only constants in this world are change and God. The world will keep changing and spinning, everything adapting with it. God, however, is always the same: full of mercy and love, never changing or wavering.

Proverbs 3:6 says, “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

If you are tired of spinning, of losing your balance, and being dizzy and coming up empty-handed, look at what you are focusing on.

Are you putting your trust in something that is always moving and unstable, or is your focus on the God who is still and mighty and good?

You have the choice to stop spinning in circles, and He will be there to catch you when you do.

“God is within her, she will not fall.” Psalm 46:5



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