|I don't own this. I've only tried this for a week, so I can't really endorse it completely, but you can check it out if you want.|
The word I remember hearing the most all week was Focus. As Shaun T and his group jumped and turned and sweat, he kept reminding us to focus. "It's just 25 minutes but you have to give it all you've got and really focus on the movements you're doing."
It was difficult and I couldn't keep up with every single move, but I kept going and tried. I did try to focus on the muscles we were using and it seemed to make a difference.
Imagine what a difference that would make in our lives if we would choose to focus more often. Maybe you're like me and you find yourself "piddling" away your time or just going through the motions sometimes as you live your life.
The minutes, hours, days, months, and years slip by without much to show for them if we aren't really focused on what we want to accomplish. When we focus, we can achieve the goals we set for ourselves.
Even more importantly, when we focus we can better determine what God has in store for us and do what we need to do to get to His best for us. It's a tricky process. Sometimes we get too caught up in our own goals and miss the good things God wants us to experience.
Shaun T kept reminding us of how short the workout was. "You're over halfway done!" "You only have five minutes left!" "Focus!" It helped to see the countdown in the corner of the screen. We knew the end was in sight and we could make it.
Well, friends, we don't know exactly how much time we have left in this life. There is no countdown clock. We just don't know, but we do know that life is short. The years fly by. Soon life on this earth will be over, but if you believe that Jesus died for you, you'll spend eternity with Him in heaven. That hope can get us through the ups and downs of life.
You can do it! Focus!
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope."
(Romans 15:4 NIV)
Do you have trouble focusing? How can focusing on God help you to keep going even when times get tough?