Winning Wisdom: Focus And Momentum
Topic: Focus And Momentum [Monday, 20th November, 2017]
Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. Galatians 6:4 NLT
Your life will gain focus and momentum if your motive of doing what you are into – career, business, etc – is to add value to people, while growing in the process. Focus is key to momentum in whatsoever you are involved in. God’s will for us is that we should always have momentum, moving forward toward the direction of the vision He has birthed in our hearts. He confirms this in 2 Corinthians 3:18: “so all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” So, as we see (focus), the Lord makes us more and more (momentum) like Him as we are changed into His image (vision). This is key.
One of the very easiest way to lose focus and momentum is to start paying attention to others, thinking about how better than you they are, comparing yourself with them. Beloved, no two people are ever going to be the same, no two people will create the same value, do things the same way, achieve the same things, even though they are involved in the same thing or are in the same industry. We are all wired differently, and we will never be the same, even if we are twins, born of the same mother. So, focusing on others and comparing yourself with them is a just being plain foolish. You will end up losing focus and momentum. Because you will start thinking of your deficiencies and how you are not good enough, how you can’t create the kind of value they are creating, how your skill sets are misfit for the job. You just start showing up all the negativity about you.
But beloved, when you focus on your work you will notice the value you are creating, you will see how good you are, you will see what your skill sets have produced, then, like our lead verse says, “…you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else” (Galatians 6:4 NLT). And you would want to maintain a progressive momentum, you would want to do more, achieve more, create more value, cover more grounds, spread more and be more. That’s what God wants for us. This is why we must not lose our focus. Let your eyes be single (focus) and your whole life will be full of light (monumental progress) (Matthew 6:22). Keep your eyes focussed on yourself.
Keep winning daily.
You are your competitor in life. No one is competing with you. So, focus on what you are doing and the value you are creating. But, endeavor to get better and make monumental progress.