YOUR FOCUS DETERMINES YOUR FUTURE
(A Devotional Reflection for the 2020 New Year)
“It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on God who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).
Your focus now determines your future later. That’s a pretty big statement. But in the life of Moses, we see that it’s true. Once Moses “keep his eyes on the God who is invisible,” his whole destiny was transformed. He was enabled “to keep right on going” with the divine assignment God had for him.
(Hebrews 11:27) says, “It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on God who is invisible.“
Focusing your life on Christ does two things for you; It gives you the courage to let go of the past, and it gives you the courage to walk into the future.
Moses “left the land of Egypt.” He had the courage to let go of his past.
In the Bible, Egypt always represents slavery and bondage to something. So here’s the question: “What’s your Egypt? What’s enslaving and controlling you? Do you have the courage to walk away from it? When you start focusing your life on God, He will give you the courage to see your past in a new way and also give you great strength to move forward.
Next, “he kept right on going.” He had the courage to walk into his future, his destiny.
Your focus now determines your future later. The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
When you receive Jesus by faith, God forgives your sins. He gives you a whole new identity in Christ. People sometimes call it being “born again.” It’s a fresh start, a clean slate, a new destiny.
Once Moses focused his whole life on God, he was like an Olympic runner who doesn’t look to the right or left, but just looks ahead to the finish line.
(Hebrews 12:2) says, “Keep your eyes fully on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in” (The Message).
(Colossians 3:1-2) puts it this way: “Set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits . . . Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.”
When your life focus is taken off yourself on put on Christ—not on other people’s priorities or opinions but on the realities of heaven, the Holy Spirit will give you incredible supernatural power to run the race God has given you to run.
Focus on God totally. Walk away from your past. Move forward into your destiny.
Questions to Ask Yourself for 2020
What part of your past do you need to walk away from?
When do you find it most difficult to keep your eyes focused on Jesus?
What specific step can you take today to move toward your God-given destiny?