Time to choose a verse for the New Year! I struggle to find just one to focus on but I feel it’s important to have the one place to focus on even though many other Scriptures encourage and challenge me throughout the year.
Proverbs 3:21-22 are my choice for the year. “My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.”
A direct command to seek wisdom and understanding. Seek it out. Desire to be with wise people who will encourage you to seek wisdom and understanding. This should always be our focus. The world is a loud and distracting place. The world is actively seeking our attention and devotion. Satan wants us distracted from what our purpose is here in the world. He wants us confused and disloyal. “My son, (and sweet daughter) do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight.” He is commanding us, pleading with us to keep our focus. We need to be single minded. Solely focused on Him. Everything else in our lives will fall into place. Understand, I’m in no way saying that all things will be roses and rainbows. But, when we focus on Him and seek to live for Him in all that we do, the path will be straighter. The answers to the questions may come more quickly. Our purpose will be more in grained in our daily lives if our focus is on God first.
A major tip given to people who get dizzy and nauseous when traveling by car or boat mainly is to focus on the horizon. Focusing on the horizon gives you the opportunity to gain your equilibrium back. Do not look at the things going by you on either side. Focus on something solid in the distance that doesn’t move, like the horizon. Don’t get distracted by the things all around you vying for your attention. Focus on the horizon.
“My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.” Proverbs 3:21-22