“Whatever holds our attention molds our intention.”

Think about that for a second.

Whatever we emphasize with our thoughts, words, or deeds multiplies in our mind. These thoughts become our focus. Our focus dictates our behavior. The challenge is that it works two ways. We can focus on the positive or get hijacked by the negative. The good news is that it’s a choice, a choice that each of us get to make each day.

At any given moment, we can choose to pay attention to what’s present or what’s missing, what’s working or what’s broken, what we achieved or what we messed up, what’s available or what’s unavailable, what’s possible or what’s impossible, and what excites us or what frightens us.

When we focus on 4:8 type thoughts, eventually the negative thoughts begin to atrophy and fade away.

The longer we can sustain a positive mental image, the more progress we’ll make and the more gratitude we can enjoy.

Below are a few focus thoughts to help hold your attention today so that you can mold your intention tomorrow. Use these 4:8 statements as a catalyst to living with joy. Add your own and use them as reminders throughout your day. Subtle shifts in the way we think create seismic results in the way we live.

Today, I focus on God and how good He is.
Today, I focus on the good in other people.
Today, I focus on the strength in myself.
Today, I focus on the opportunity in the crisis.
Today, I focus on the gift of the present.
Today, I focus on the lesson to be learned.
Today, I focus on what God is trying to say to me, instead of what I am asking from Him.
Today, I focus on absolute truth.
Today, I focus on solutions.
Today, I focus on trusting God instead of trying to figure it all out myself.
Today, I focus on what I do have instead of what I don’t.
Today, I focus on what is working instead of what is not.
Today, I focus on serving more instead of being served.

What additional focus thoughts would you add? Leave a comment below. 

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