Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]; because he trusteth in thee – Isaiah 26:3 ASV.
I remember when this year started; I had gone to inquire from GOD about the year ahead. I recall Him saying to me very plainly that He is going to need me to focus. He said that the only thing that is going to keep me afloat and keep me from being distracted as an individual and a Christian is if my gaze is fixed on Him. As the year progressed I started experiencing a lot of things both in my personal life and in my Christian walk, unpleasant things that is. I was swayed to and fro emotionally and spiritually because of all this until I remembered that GOD said I must focus. See, it is easy to become sidetracked by other concerns and lose sight of the main goal which is Christ.
An endurance race is hard enough when you’re running light. But it’s far harder, and often impossible, if you’re trying to run while lugging around extra stuff. Competitive long-distance runners would often advise that one lays aside everything except what’s absolutely necessary when they run. That’s what we need to do too because our stakes of winning or losing this race are far higher than just an Olympic marathon. Pay close attention to what you believe. Wrong beliefs weigh down your heart, entangle your feet, distract your attention, and deplete your energy. They will take you out of the race. You must identify what your weights are and resolve to do whatever it takes to lay them aside.
Wrong beliefs weigh down your heart, entangle your feet, distract your attention, and deplete your energy