๐Ÿ‘ FOCUS – Are you a victor or a Victim? ๐Ÿ”

Victim, Victor, Focus

I was watching a movie recently and the main actor mentioned โ€œIf you get their focus, then you could get whatever you wantโ€.

Phew! Those words stayed with me, it kept ringing in my head. I had to pause and pray at some point. Smiles, Not because Iโ€™m being all extra. But because I knew deeply that this was something He needed me to give more thought too.

And so yeah I brooded on it a little bit and here I am writing about it.

Focus is a key part of any individual and truth be told, when a man loses his/her focus then there is really little or nothing to save.

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Imagine a driver who is on motion, losing focus or looking away from the windscreen, he might as well move into a pot hole ahead and not even know. Not until the deed is done. Sadly!

I was in a cab one day, after I ordered a bolt ride and this driver kept on dozing off while we were held up in traffic. At first I was annoyed that he was not even concerned about his passenger. But my empathetic self decided to be calm and wake him up instead. Guess what? He still dozed off a couple of times till we got to our location. But thankful because I know that was a risky one. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜…

Just as this driver was not alert and kept on moving so slow-paced. ๐Ÿฅบ It costs us as well, a lot when we lose our focus.

A quick ask to you – โ€œWhat holds your focus?โ€ or โ€œWhat are you currently focused on?โ€

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Thatโ€™s something we need to brood on.

So yes, our focus is key and if we lose our focus to the wrong things, trust that itโ€™s an avenue for the devil to catch us in his bait.

You do not want to be caught losing focus. So that you donโ€™t sink deep into the deep waters.

Peter lost his focus to the waves and began to drown. And I can imagine many of us would have done the same, sadly. ๐Ÿฅบ

Especially for those with water-mass fright, they wonโ€™t even dare it. ๐Ÿ˜ข

โ€œPeter replied to Him, โ€œLord, if it is [really] You, command me to come to You on the water.โ€ He said, โ€œCome!โ€ So Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, โ€œLord, save me!โ€โ€

Matthew 14:28-30 AMP

But the moment he regained his focus and refocused it on Jesus, do you know what?

He began walking on that same storm. Trust that the waves wasnโ€™t said to have calmed down. The only thing that changed when he choose to focus on Jesus and ask for help is that Jesus stretched out His hands to Peter. And yeah he could walk again on the water and in the midst of the waves with Jesus till they got back into the boat.

โ€œBut when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, โ€œLord, save me!โ€ Immediately Jesus extended His hand and caught him, saying to him, โ€œO you of little faith, why did you doubt?โ€ And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.โ€

Matthew 14:30-32 AMP

This is an admonition for us. Your situation may not seem the greatest right now but you can either choose to be a victor in that situation or be the victim.

I donโ€™t want us to keep criticizing the โ€œfaithlessnessโ€ of Peter, rather itโ€™s time for us to learn from what he did and choose to ask Jesus for help in our situations even as we refocus our gaze on Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

What has been giving you sleepless night or unrest at heart? Itโ€™s time to focus on God rather on the situation.

โ€œChoose to Magnify God rather than your situationsโ€

Mercy Oluokun
Magnify God - not your Situation

May His word light up our hearts that our focus will forever be set on Him and on Him alone. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Blessings. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

๐Ÿค#HCCounsels#๐Ÿค

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Tangie says:

    Focus is crucial, thanks for the reminder and be safe ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Yes maโ€™am. You are welcome.
      Happy new month to you and the family, Tangie. โค๏ธ

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  2. Manu says:

    What holds your focus – I think if we regularly ask ourselves that it help us realign ourselves.
    A good reminder Mercy. Blessings

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    1. Yes maโ€™am. It does. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad to share this. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‚
      Happy new month to you and the family. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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  3. Keeping our focus is definitely the key to success

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    1. Yes maโ€™am. It really is. We need to keep our eyes on the goal. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Happy new month to you and the family, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ

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  4. vgeorg says:

    Focus on God. His grace is powerful.
    Amen!

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    1. Yes sir. His grace is sufficient to keep us going. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Happy new month to you and the family sir. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  5. capost2k says:

    Dan Betzer once said, “When Peter was walking on the water, he was safer than the guys in the boat. The boat could sink, but as long as Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, HE COULD NOT!” ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lesson, get out of the ‘safe’ boat once you’ve got your eyes on the Lord! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Hmm. Dan is a wise man. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Absolutely! Be daring with God and see yourself walking on the waters. ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ
      Happy new month to you and the family, sir. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  6. Dawn says:

    Thanks for the encouragement to keep my focus on Jesus. Those little distractions that we consider harmless can work to draw us away from Him. When we remain focused on Jesus itโ€™s amazing how we discover the things He has for us to do. Itโ€™s a wonderful journey of growth and learning to trust Him. Hugs little sis โค๏ธ

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    1. Glad to share this big sis. ๐Ÿค—
      True! And we need to beware of them. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Apt! May we keep our eyes on Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—
      Hugs right back sis. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

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  7. jesusluvsall says:

    Let us keep our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes, big bro. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Happy new week. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. Focus is very important and especially even more challenging to maintain in a world full of distractions. May God help us keep focus only on things that matter.

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    1. Hmm. True – the world is constantly seeking our attention for other things. ๐Ÿ˜ข
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      I love the prayer you raised. ๐Ÿ“Œ
      Blessings sis. โค๏ธ

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