OVERCOME YOUR FOCUS!

Pls Read God’s Silent Message: Mark 6:1-6

HINDI OPTION ANG SUMUKO!

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Divide Single-Mindedness!

Ang dami-dami nating pwedeng makita kung hindi lang tayo nakatitig sa iISA!

Ang dami nating pwedeng maramdaman kung hindi lang iisang pakiramdam ang gusto nating pagbigyan.

…come to think of it, there are a lot of wonderful things, people & situations na dapat nating mapansin from sunrise to sunset … isama na natin ‘yong pagbangon natin sa madaling a raw:  even with our eyes closed, alam natin na naandyan pa din ‘yong family natin — na despite some imperfections ay  pwede pa din nating maging dahilan kung bakit tayo bumabangon; at si God, ang daming inihandang opportunities para sa atin sa loob ng buong maghapon.

Problem lang is …

we never get to see those wonders kasi we opted to FOCUS our attention to our own assumptions which make us feel that we’ve got to do a lot of “proving our SELF” to people whom we think “never appreciate us!”

we are NOT AWARE of our OWN SHORTCOMINGS because we keep on FINGER-POINTING that our pains are all because of what others have done.

Kaya naman in effect … 

we are no longer aware na ‘yong totoo, tayo yong hindi na nakaka-appreciate sa mga pagre-reach out na ginagawa ng iba towards us.

Today, let’s strive to DIVIDE OUR “SINGLE-MINDEDNESS”! Let’s not be too focused on the “not so favourable things” that are happening around us; neither on the self-concept that we are neglected by whatever cause – kasi ang totoo, even Jesus was despised by His own relatives and we couldn’t imagine how “painful” it was … but because He stood by the truth that He is PURE IN HIS INTENTIONS, He kept on reaching out to those who are “close-minded” – all because HE LOVES GENEROUSLY WITHOUT ANY AMOUNT OF PRETENCE!  #sunset

========== published in The Feast Bulletin, Issue#25, 5 July 2015

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11 thoughts on “OVERCOME YOUR FOCUS!”

  1. Overcome your focus! This reminds me of many things….
    For how many months nakafocus lang ako sa goal ko na makatapos sa masteral, makapagturo ng maayos, makahanap ng part time, lahat puro “AKO”. nakalimutan ko na may napabayaan na pala ako… ang ministry na binigay sa akin ni God, ang pagtuturo at pagbibigay ng pag-asa sa mga bata sa squaters area.Sobrang namimiss ko na ang makasama sila at marinig ang kwento nila at ang mga prayer request nila.
    This article that you have made ma’am gail, made me realize about the true meaning of focus- and that is to focus on eternal things.To focus in His will and to manage my priorities by not neglecting other important things in my life, and above all the most important thing is to focus my eyes to JESUS!

    -Antonina A. Canceran-

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  2. Why do we need to overcome our focus? Mr. Webster defines FOCUS as selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Whenever we are focused on one thing, we inevitably miss other things. For instance, when we set our goals in life, we divert our time, effort, and resources for its fulfillment. Along the way, we become too preoccupied that our time for other things and people that matter is sacrificed. We forget to enjoy life, and worst, we end up living soullessly. These aren’t the things we want to happen in our lives nor the reasons why we strive.

    I think it has to do with what we allow into our lives that can distract us from God. Not all of these things are “bad” in their nature…in fact, a lot aren’t, but they become a problem when we allow them to distract us from looking at, and to God. You know those things I’m talking about; they can be anything from a job, house and lot, car, movie, reading materials, or cyber world. There are so many things in this world that fight for our time…and when we allow them to take too much…well…we lose our focus. “We don’t look for things that can be seen but for things that can’t be seen. Things that can be seen are only temporary. But things that can’t be seen last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18). Even God’s word reminds us not to be focused on the worldly things. He wants us to understand the difference between the two and which should we prioritize in life. Every day we wake up, we set our personal goals for the day. Sometimes our life stories become monotonous because of doing the same thing having that eagerness of something that we think will give us contentment and satisfaction. But the more we strive, the more we become unsatisfied. Why? “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth” (Matthew 6:24). This chapter and verse is the answer. We cannot look both at the world and also the Lord. True happiness is achieved only if we choose to FOCUS not on worldly things but spiritually.

    It is a constant struggle to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, and to not become distracted by the passing concerns and things of this world. But if we are aware of what can, and does, interfere with our walks with God, we can begin to take the necessary actions to prevent them. Remember, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:15-17).

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  3. Why do we need to overcome our focus? Mr. Webster defines FOCUS as selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Whenever we are focused on one thing, we inevitably miss other things. For instance, when we set our goals in life, we divert our time, effort, and resources for its fulfillment. Along the way, we become too preoccupied that our time for other things and people that matter is sacrificed. We forget to enjoy life, and worst, we end up living soullessly. These aren’t the things we want to happen in our lives nor the reasons why we strive.
    I think it has to do with what we allow into our lives that can distract us from God. Not all of these things are “bad” in their nature…in fact, a lot aren’t, but they become a problem when we allow them to distract us from looking at, and to God. You know those things I’m talking about; they can be anything from a job, house and lot, car, movie, reading materials, or cyber world. There are so many things in this world that fight for our time…and when we allow them to take too much…well…we lose our focus. “We don’t look for things that can be seen but for things that can’t be seen. Things that can be seen are only temporary. But things that can’t be seen last forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18). Even God’s word reminds us not to be focused on the worldly things. He wants us to understand the difference between the two and which should we prioritize in life. Every day we wake up, we set our personal goals for the day. Sometimes our life stories become monotonous because of doing the same thing having that eagerness of something that we think will give us contentment and satisfaction. But the more we strive, the more we become unsatisfied. Why? “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be loyal to the one and have contempt for the other. You cannot serve God and wealth” (Matthew 6:24). This chapter and verse is the answer. We cannot look both at the world and also the Lord. True happiness is achieved only if we choose to FOCUS not on worldly things but spiritually.
    It is a constant struggle to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, and to not become distracted by the passing concerns and things of this world. But if we are aware of what can, and does, interfere with our walks with God, we can begin to take the necessary actions to prevent them. Remember, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:15-17).

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  4. As I read this post, I can’t think of anything to say. It struck me most that I can’t help but to utter this prayer –

    Lord, help me to stay in focus…BUT remind me always not to put ONLY MYSELF at the center but to include also others who are as important as my goals and my dreams. Help me not to get off-tracked… Give me strength so that I may not neglect the things that are needed to be done and of course the people whom I needed to spend time with…AMEN

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  5. Many of us focuses more on earthly things.We always consider our own self as our tough priority with a mind set of being happy and contented without looking at the real meaning of life.What about the less fortunate one?What do they focuses more of? Isn’t not they are happy to surpassed for a days meal?Life for me is an everyday situation to enjoy.Enjoying the most of it without hurting others,,,I really do not mind focusing on many things that i cannot afford to have…What matters most for me is at the end of the day I can say to myself….I may not cease to look for better opportunities and options to a better life

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  6. “If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.”
    Focus is essential for success. It’s a way of life. It’s already in your system when it is conceived in your subconscious. This means that you can do all other things but still in focus. And when IT snaps in your mind, you are obligated to continue in doing it, achieving your goal ’til you are a bit exhausted within the day and the process will reoccur any time soon.
    You can only be focus to what matter most. To what is not essential, focus is not essential. Life is simple but it makes it harder but more self-actualized.

    (For things to ponder, read Mary Celeste post above. Tnx)

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  7. 🙇 Lerma P. Inocencio 🙇
    EDM 518
    Focusing my attention on the good things in life is one of the best ways I have found to recognize and understand of what I really have. This is to find joy in my surroundings, and give importance to the little things I might overlook. Though I know of course it is without great effort to pay attention to the problems the world have. Everyday news always say something again and again about the world’s problem. But being aware of everything around me means both the bad and the good. I always have to really overcome my focus. It’s the important events of the day where I can find the most satisfaction. Things like beautiful flowers on my way to work, hearing my favorite song on the radio, or even the quietness and beauty of the stars when I want to breath fresh air outside in the evening and that feeling of fine coldness during rainy days. All of them, I have to focus myself. Be grateful of everything around us, and focus hard on them, and I am telling you, I am surely finding greatness living in this life.

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  8. This is all i can say… taken from Philippians 2:3 “Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as other than yourself”.

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