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scripture on focus

Focusing on God:

  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • Psalm 16:8 – “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
  • Colossians 3:2 – “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Focusing on God’s Word:

  • Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
  • Psalm 1:1-2 – “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.”
  • Psalm 119:9 – “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.”
  • Psalm 119:15 – “I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.”

Focusing on Wisdom:

  • Proverbs 4:5 – “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.”
  • Proverbs 4:25 – “Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.”
  • Proverbs 6:20-21 – “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.”
  • Proverbs 16:21 – “The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.”

Focusing on Jesus:

  • Hebrews 12:2 – “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him, he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
  • John 15:5 – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.”
  • John 6:35 – “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'”
  • Matthew 11:28 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Focusing on Perseverance:

  • Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
  • Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
  • James 1:2-3 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
  • Philippians 3:14 – “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Focusing on Righteousness:

  • 1 Timothy 6:11 – “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.”
  • Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
  • Titus 2:11-12 – “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age.”
  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Focusing on the Eternal:

  • 2 Corinthians 4:18 – “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:17 – “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
  • Matthew 6:20 – “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
  • John 6:27 – “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

Focusing on the Good:

  • Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
  • Romans 12:21 – “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
  • Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
  • Psalm 145:9 – “The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”