Focus on Christ

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon once said, “He must be everything to you, or He is nothing to you.” What a profound quote. Anything we think of more than the Lord, is idolatry. It got me to thinking about my own life and may have instigated my second book titled, Seeking God.

I loved God with all my heart [1] and I have always wanted to do something for God instead of just being a spectator in the pews. I’d wanted a ministry so I could join my brothers and sisters in furthering His kingdom. Was I not qualified or good enough to participate in His Kingdom? The timing was great because He gave me something to do. I was to be a writer. The early church called them Scribes [2].

I wanted to do my best for Him, so I dove into that job with everything I had. The trouble was, I was so elated, I put everything into the works of my ministry. Oh, I consulted with God occasionally about the writing and I sought Him in prayer. I loved Him, and thanked Him, but most of the time, it was concerning my writing ministry and the body. Although my heart was in the right place, my focus was all wrong. It’s all about focus. I had committed my works unto the body so not to lead them astray. Otherwise I’d be responsible for their blood [3]. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. Oops!

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established [Proverbs 16:3].

To my chagrin though, it took me until I started that second book to change my focus. Egads! Sorry Lord. After that, I didn’t write a word without focusing on Him, and involving Him in every aspect of the process. Since the realization of my oops, the Lord mandated three other writing projects. I have the first draft of one finished. Thank you, Lord. The last two are outlined and I have six chapters done in each. Thank you, Jesus.

The Lord’s presence is where everything happens. So, bring Him close to you [4]. Whatever your ministry, whatever you’re going through, or if you just need a friend, call on the name of Jesus [5].

Lord, I commit my writing unto you, and give you my all. I love swimming in your presence. Thank you for your presence and being there for me. I promise to do my best to show myself approved. It is my life’s goal, Lord, to please you. Thank you for your forgiveness and grace when I fail. And Lord, I am sorry for my oops. In your precious name, AMEN.

Those who call on the name of Jesus, will be saved [6].
[1] Proverbs 3:5, 6
[2] The Greek word grammateus translated scribe, means writer. https//
[3] Ezekiel 3:18; Ezekiel 33:8
[4] Psalms 34:5-7; Hebrews 12:2; Matthew 14:22-32
[5] Philippians 2:9-11
[6] Romans 10:13

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