Where’s my Focus?

I would like to share a message that I got from one of my well wisher and I felt that I needed to share it you all.

Am not sure where did they get this from but credit goes to our Saviour who had put this thought to his child.

Very Good Message From GOD

A lady went to the Priest and said… I won’t be attending Church anymore..

He said, may I ask why??
She said, I see people on their cell phones during service, some are gossiping, some just ain’t living right, they are all just hypocrites…

The Priest got silent, and he said, OK… But can I ask you to do something for me before you make your final decision?
She said, what’s that?

He said, take a glass of water and walk around the Church 2 times and don’t let any water fall out the glass.

She said, yes I can do that. She came back and said it’s done.

He asked her 3 questions.

1. Did you see anybody on their phone?
2. Did you see anybody gossiping?
3. Was anybody living wrong?

See, I didn’t see anything because I was too focused on this glass, so the water wouldn’t fall.
He told her, when you come to Church , you should be just that focused on God , so that YOU don’t fall.

THAT’S WHY JESUS SAID “FOLLOW ME,”.

He did not say follow Christians.

The message says it all, God has given us a life to portray him and to live an exemplary life. In order to get a great Job in one of the prestigious company, you need the skill as well as need to be focused on the technology that are you working on. I am working on Networking technology and everyday I learn new things as well as I can see that I have a long way to be a perfectionist in this Job.

After coming from vacation, It takes time to get into the networking skin and to work the way before I went for vacation.

I believe that God has to be the center in all parts of our life right from our Personal Life, Job, Family, relationship etc. We fail many a times at any part of our life, so we are in a process of moulding as well re-tuning from the Saviour himself.

Everyday, I am working on my character, skills etc but with God not helping me in my life everything is a waste.

It’s way better to put God’s word in action in real life. Many a times, remaining silent does prove a lot rather talking stuff that doesn’t mean anything.

Even talking about God to someone needs a perfect time and it’s Great to reflect HIM in many a times rather talking about him.

 

Practice what God has Put in Your heart!!

The seed that God has sown in your heart is the most precious gift that we have and the most important asset that we can’t let it off or have the thief stealing from us. The seed is God’s word which is alive, filled with life and increases your faith in God. As you read in Luke chapter:8 v.4-15 as below

“While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown.”

When he said this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.”

His disciples asked him what this parable meant. 10 He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you, but to others I speak in parables, so that,

“‘though seeing, they may not see;
    though hearing, they may not understand.’[a]

11 “This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.12 Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. 13 Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away.14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. 15 But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop “

God’s word is the heart & core part of your life, this is the most valuable one that helps in producing good fruits in life. As you read at the end of Verse 15, it says that the one with noble and good heart, hears the word, retain it and preserve it that it would produce crop. It’s not about hearing the word of God but we need to Guard it, practice what it teaches us and make sure that we don’t walk the way the world tells us. There is always a clash between God’s word and how the world tells us what is good.

When you make decisions in your life, you need to value it based on the scripture & listening to the Holy Spirit and not on the standards of the world. Things that were considered Bad are now being considered as casual and as part of the routine life, whereas God’s word remains the same yesterday, today and Tomorrow. The more you tune yourself to God’s word, the more you are aware of your surroundings and would be able to walk in ways that would please God. People of this world could talk to you in the most influential way or in a highly intellectual manner but if it’s not based on what God has spoken then it’s utterly waste.

You need to Guard what God has sown in you through his people and need to practice it so that we don’t fall into the world but standout to show that he is still alive and walk in his way.

Follow ways to be in God’s presence always, here are few things that I did to make myself not get connected with the world but to remain in God’s presence

  • Listening to worship albums while driving, at home and in my leisure time
  • Not involving in Gossip or talks that is of the world
  • Spending time with my family and helping each other
  • Made myself aware of the situations and leaned onto God for Guidance
  • Focused on things that I can do better and made stick notes in my room that had God’s word
  • Managed to daily hear a sermon online for half hour or more so that I understand God’s word and stay deep rooted
  • Made reminders on my mobile for bible words and short passages

 

When you tune yourself to God, the rest will fall in place. It’s your life that needs to be like Good fragrance that others would know that you are unique and a way to show God. When you live life based on the seed sown in you, the seed produces fruit which in turn makes you a Servant of God to many.

 

Take Control.

 

Taking control of things that can be done from our end is so important in Life so that we don’t spend our time in unfruitful stuff rather build on things that would please God. I failed miserably in taking control of my time as well as in knowing which needs attention in my life. I had to fix some deep holes in my life which needed attention because they were taking my whole energy and attention.

  • Taking note of things that drains our Energy and Time is important, so that we don’t spend God’s given time in useless way.
  • Never make quick promises to someone on an emotional stand
  • I started to take note of my projects I was involved and spent my time wisely by allotting time for Each project
  • Stated to spend time with God before hitting bed and made sure that I wasn’t distracted by anything; making sure that I listen to his instruction and where my questions were answered
  • Never made appointments that would disturb my time with God!
  • When I had leisure time, started to read books & work on my career
  • Also, I learnt to be become a good listener to God’s given people in our life who impart their experience with Him.

Jesus as already showed us on how we need to spend our time but it just didn’t get to me. In the scripture, you could see that Jesus used to leave his disciples after a gathering and made time to spend with God the Father by moving to the mountains alone. Also, Jesus spent the time fruitfully as well as made sure that he was always connected with His Heavenly Father. The time given to us is for a purpose and it must be rightly spent; also, you can’t surround yourself with things that would distract you when you have your personal time with God.

You need to take the first step, so that God can guide you further.

“The Holy Spirit inside you is so pure and so passionate in what you do, so start working with Him”.

Make him glad by spending your time wisely and grow your Faith in God in an unmeasurable way.