Focus on the Word of God
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” –Joshua 1:8
Ask any successful athlete the key to success, and one answer will certainly be “focus.” To focus is to concentrate and fix your eyes intently upon something without looking to the left or to the right (Proverbs 4:27).
Have you ever noticed that if you walk on a very narrow surface without focusing on a single point, you start to fall over? Sometimes, we face challenging situations in our health, finances or family relationships. It can feel like we’re walking on uneven and narrow ground. We might even feel like our footing isn’t as solid as we’d like it to be, and we start to lose our balance. That’s when we need to focus and concentrate our attention in one direction.
The only focal point that will bring us back into balance is the Word of God. If we focus our ears and eyes on what the world has to say, we won’t find anything solid to stand on, and we’ll remain unsteady. But, when we put our complete focus on the TRUTH of the Word of God, it is solid ground that cannot be moved.
That’s what Joshua 1: 8 is saying. God’s Word of grace is able to give and supply everything you need, and meditation on His Word will tell you how to receive it. Every problem you face, every struggle, every hardship—there is an answer. But you must spend time getting to know His Word if you want to have the answers readily available.
So, give your attention to God’s Word each and every day, allow His Words to penetrate your heart, and never lose sight of them (Proverbs 4:20). Then, you’ll never lose your balance, no matter what trials you face.