I shared this with someone who could not focus (especially in prayer) and I’m sharing with you in the hope that it benefits you in some way. How to focus and achieve?
Honestly, I have my days when I focus only on my problems and I lose focus on the rest of the things I have to accomplish. But that’s our human nature and we learn, day by day, and we improve ourselves.
Basically, with good time management, priority and focus, things work out better in many ways. There’s a time for everything. A time for work, a time for relaxation.
There’s reflection time and time to pray. You need a time for solitude and a time for friends. And there’s a time to enjoy and a time to be regretful. And if we mix all this up in one go, we lose our focus.
Quiet Time Prayer
For example, when you pray, set your mind to prayer. Quiet time prayer, in your own place or room, is best. It allows you to hear what the Lord has to tell you.
Invite the Lord Jesus as you start to pray. Let not the cares of the home and heart disturb you in the presence of the Lord.
I would suggest you make this your first priority in the morning and your last before bedtime. Not necessary lengthy conversations, but it is welcomed if you have the time.
Set your heart to focus on the Lord. And you will find you can conquer anything the rest of the day has to offer!
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Focusing at work
And so the same applies when you are at work. Just work and don’t let other matters bother you much. I have instances when family members would call me at work. I would tell them ‘no long stories, please. Just get to the point.’
We could have a long list of things to do for the day. But often, with proper time management, perspective, focus and priority, we can achieve almost everything we want to do in a day.
You might feel pressed. You might feel stressed. But, in that moment, you determine what’s not a priority and discard these things.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Instead focus, time management and perspective is truly important. You will find that as you set your focus on what is important at the time, you will achieve better results in all you do, without your mind wandering.
To end, I must say that daily prayer is truly important. It sets your heart and mind in the Lord and, honestly, you will walk away from evil and trouble.
It doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy life. You can have the best of everything in the right perspective and the right mind towards all things and all people.
The Lord’s little voice in you will tell you what is right and what is wrong. And you will be walking away from the lures of evil and temptation. God bless you!