In photography, focus is a big deal. With a large scene, you can still focus on a very small detail. You can focus on what’s close or what’s in the distance.
In life, what we focus on matters immensely! We can focus on the pain, the struggle, the problem or we can focus on the One who can be our “HELP”.
Psalm 121 teaches this, and then we find it over and over in the Bible. Here’s one of my personal favorites in Hebrews 12. Notice the phrase, “Keep your eyes on Jesus,…”
“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” (Hebrews 12:1-3 MSG)