“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;” Hebrews 12:2a (KJV)
In the field of ophthalmology, the medical term for focus is “visual acuity.” It describes your ability to see high contrast detail in the center of your vision despite articles which appear in your peripheral or outside view. To test visual acuity, a patient is seated in front of a half dome-shaped instrument where one light remains constant in the center. The patient is asked to remain focused on the light in the center of the dome and only give brief recognition when smaller lights appear in their peripheral view. They are never to take their eyes off the center light, for in doing so the test is rendered invalid. To focus on an object is an intentional process. It is often difficult to remain focused when there are threatening events simultaneously occurring around you. It’s the same principle with life’s challenges. No matter how chaotic life’s situations may be, we are to fix our eyes on Jesus who is “the author and the finisher of our faith.” He is the only constant factor in our life. External factors exist only to threaten us or to derail us from our destiny.
Prayer: Dear God, we thank You for this day, another opportunity to readjust our focus and gain strength for our hearts. We thank You for assuring us as we change our focus from external, temporary obstacles to the eternal glories that are promised to us, You will provide us with the strength we need to not lose heart. As we remain focused on Your Word, we are assured that it is You who maintain control of every detail of our lives. For this we give You thanks in Jesus name, Amen.