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Focusing On God

Bible verses about focusing on God

Are you focusing in your prayer life? Is focusing on the Lord a struggle for you? Is there something holding you back from the Lord? Do you remember the times when you used to be on fire for God?

Do you remember the days when you looked forward to worshiping the Lord? Are you easily distracted in worship?

21 Important Bible Verses About Focusing On God

Are you losing the fight that you once had and if so are you willing to fight for God? If you don’t fight for more of Him you’re going to lose Him.

Once you start losing the presence of God you have to fight. It’s time to make war!

Quotes about focusing on God

“What consumes your mind controls your life.”

“Don’t focus on your adversaries. Focus on God’s possibilities.”

“True faith is keeping your eyes on God when the world around you is falling apart.” (Faith Bible verses)

“Instead of thinking about how hard the test is, we can instead focus on asking the Lord to enlarge our understanding.” Crystal McDowell

“The more you focus on yourself, the more distracted you will be from the proper path. The more you know Him and commune with Him, the more the Spirit will make you like Him. The more you are like Him, the better you will understand His utter sufficiency for all of life’s difficulties. And that is the only way to know real satisfaction.” John MacArthur 

“When you fix your thoughts on God, God fixes your thoughts.”

“Focus on God, not your problem. Listen to God, not your insecurities. Rely on God, not your own strength.”

“My relationship with God is my number one focus. I know that if I take care of that, God will take care of everything else.”

Are you focusing in worship?

You can yell like a lion and not say one thing to God. You can scream and pray boldly, but your prayer still won’t touch Heaven. Examine yourself! Are you just throwing words around or are you focusing? God looks at the heart. There are people who can ramble and say repetitive things and not think about God once. Does your heart align with the words that come out of your mouth?

Are you looking to God or are you praying to Him while your mind is on other things? You have to fight this. This doesn’t only apply to worship, but this also applies to all religious activities. We can serve at church while our hearts are away from the Lord. I’ve struggled with this. Sometimes you have to sit in prayer for an hour until your heart is aligned with Him. You have to wait for His presence. God I just want you. God I need you!

God help me focus I can’t live like this! We have to be desperate for God and if we are not desperate for Him that is a problem. Fight for more focus on Him! Not finances, not family, not the ministry, but Him. Understand what I am saying. There is a time that we pray for these things, but worship is not about blessings. Worship is about God alone. It’s all about Him.

We have to get to a point where we can’t breath until we are so focused on Him and His presence. Do you want God? The one thing that you want in your life that you can’t live without, is it God? We must learn to treasure Him.

1. Matthew 15:8 “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

2. Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

3. Jeremiah 24:7 “I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.”

4. Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”

5. John 17:3 “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

When you’re focused on God you will not focus on anything else.

Many of us struggle with so many things and many of us are being weighed down by the trials of life. If you would just focus on God you would understand that these things are just so little compared to Him. Why do you think God tells us to be still? When we are not still our mind is going to be filled with so much noise from the trials around us. Sometimes you have to run and be alone with the Lord and be still before Him. Allow Him to calm your fears and worries.

God is who He says He is. He is our shelter, our provider, our healer, our strength, etc. When you’re so focused on God in the midst of trials that shows a heart that trusts in the Lord. Nothing in Hell can scare a heart that trusts in the Lord, but you must focus on God. There are many times in your life when you sit and worry, but instead why aren’t you praying? I believe this is one of the main reasons why people struggle with depression. We dwell on the negative and we let these thoughts simmer into our soul instead of seeking our God. The best antidote for worry is worship.

There are many Christians who died for their faith. Many martyrs were burned at the stake. They died while singing hymns to the Lord. Most people would scream in pain and forsake God. Take a moment to imagine them burning, but instead of worrying they worshiped the Lord.

6. Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.”

7. Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

8. Psalm 112:7 “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”

9. Psalm 57:7 “My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!”

10. Psalm 91:14-15 “Because he has focused his love on me, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name. When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in his distress. I will deliver him, and I will honor him.”

In this life and in America especially there are so many things that seek to distract you.

There are distractions everywhere. I believe one of the reasons that men are not being men and women are not acting like women is because of these distractions. Everything seeks to slow us down and keep us preoccupied. This world turns our heart away from God. That is why when many people worship their words don’t align with their heart.

We are so worried about video games that they take up a good majority of our life. Many are so trapped by their phones that they have no time to worship. The first thing people do is wake up and they go immediately to their phones and they check their text messages and their social media accounts and they don’t think about God once. We are so distracted by everything else and we forget God. We forget what is in front of us.

Jesus said it is hard for the rich to enter into Heaven. In America we’re rich. In some countries we are millionaires. All these lights, electronics, and luxuries are meant to distract us. I barely watch TV because I know how dangerous it is. It makes my love for the Lord grow cold because it can be so addicting. When you’re driving you’re not going to be focused on what is behind you because that is extremely dangerous. In the same way it is extremely dangerous to focus on the things of the world.

You will be hindered. You will not seek the Lord with all your heart because you have to keep on looking back. I encourage you to forget the past, sign off on your social media accounts, turn off the TV, and stop hanging around those that are hindering you. Fix your eyes on Christ. Allow Him to lead you more and more to Him. You can’t do God’s will while you are continually looking back.

11. Psalm 123:2 “We keep looking to the LORD our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.”

12. Colossians 3:1 “Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God.”

13. Philippians 3:13-14 “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”

Think about Christ. 

What are your thoughts being filled with? Is it Christ? We have to make war with our thoughts. Our mind loves to dwell on everything, but God and remain there. When my mind dwells on something besides the Lord for a long period of time I can become weary. Let’s pray for help with keeping our mind focused on Christ.

Let’s pray that God helps us to notice when our mind drifts off to something else. Let’s fight with our thoughts. I learned that preaching the gospel to yourself is a great way to keep your mind on Christ. Sometimes we have to take a moment to just praise Him and give Him thanks. A moment of genuine worship lasts a lifetime. It gets your focusing straight.

I also love listening to worship music throughout the day. I want my heart to beat for the Lord. I want to enjoy Him. If you struggle with this cry out for help. Help my thoughts to be filled with you and give me advice to help me my Lord.

14. Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

15. Hebrews 3:1 “Therefore, holy brothers, partners in a heavenly calling, keep your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.”

When you’re not focused on God you will make mistakes.

God constantly tells His people to remember my words because our hearts are bent on going our own way. When you’re focused on the Lord you will be focused on His Word.

When you start to lose focus you stop making war with sin, your discernment will be off, you’re slow to do God’s will, you become impatient, etc.

Many times we see Christians start dating ungodly people because they take their focus off of God. Satan will seek to tempt you. Just do it one time, God doesn’t care, God is taking too long, etc.

We must be on guard and be strong in the Lord, but how can we be strong in the Lord if we are not focused on the Lord? Get into the Word daily and be a doer not a hearer. How can you know God’s instructions if you are not in His Word?

16. Proverbs 5:1-2 “My son, stay focused; listen to the wisdom I have gained; give attention to what I have learned about life So you may be able to make sensible judgments and speak with knowledge.”

17. Proverbs 4:25-27 “Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.”

18. 1 Peter 5:8 “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.”

19. Psalm 119:6 “Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.”

Don’t give up!

Stop trusting your circumstances. In my life I watched how God used pain to glorify His name and to answer other prayers. Just trust in Him. He will not forsake you. Never! Be still and wait on Him. God is always faithful. Put your focus back on Him.

20. Jonah 2:7 “When I had lost all hope, I turned my thoughts once more to the Lord. And my earnest prayer went to you in your holy Temple.”

21. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Inspirational strength Bible verses)

Pray for more focus on the Lord. I also encourage you to take extra steps to help you focus such as eat healthy, get more sleep, and refrain from alcohol. Sometimes fasting is needed. We hate the thought of fasting, but fasting has been such a blessing in my life.

Starving the flesh gets your focusing straight. Some people don’t know the Lord so never neglect Him. Cherish Him. Cherish every moment because every second in His presence is a blessing.

24 comments… add one
  • Carrie John Aug 1, 2018, 12:16 am

    Hi Fritz,
    I learned of you in LSG. I contacted you here once so I know this is your website.. Bless you for it!
    This post just hit me deep .. as I was praying ( warring in prayer actually )…. my mind wasn’t on Him. It was on the problem I’m warring against. ( really dumb since it makes the problem seem bigger ).
    And in His Grace He led me to this post to remind me that I need to focus on Him … draw near to His Presence. As soon as I realize and remembered that- I felt a shift in the atmosphere …
    Anyway, Big Big thanks!
    Continued Blessing to you.

    • Fritz Chery Aug 2, 2018, 3:13 am

      Hi Carrie,

      We all struggle with setting our mind on the problem rather than the solution to our problems. I have to continually make sure that my mind is not wondering in prayer and that my heart is upon Christ. I’m glad that this article has helped. God bless!

      – Fritz

    • Kenneth Cain Jul 16, 2021, 4:57 pm

      Awesome words of encouragement and wisdom. God bless and keep you. These scriptures has helped me to realize a great deal of knowledge and understanding to get back focused totally. Thanks

      • Japheth Githaiga May 20, 2022, 6:19 pm

        Great insight on focusing on God. It really helped me to focus more on the Lord.

  • Rachel Aug 13, 2018, 11:35 pm

    Thank you, for this insightful Biblical message that highlighted the importance of the study of the Word. It helped me to refocus and reorient myself toward the Lord, and the higher things that He has planned in our lives. It’s useful to be reminded that our bodies are the temple of the Lord, and we should abstain from unhealthy diet, toxic substances and keep our bodies and minds clean, in accordance with His teachings. Shared with my family and friends.

  • Deborah Van Norden Sep 29, 2018, 2:40 pm

    This was so great. I enjoyed reading this so much. It encouraged me and like another person said, it hit me deep. My life is changing drastically right now. I’m just about to be a single mom again, I’m disabled with severe chronic low back pain and I don’t know how I’m going to do this. It’s a time of great anxiety. I knew I had my focus all wrong, so I went looking for some Scriptures and I found this article. What a blessing!! I can’t thank you enough for being obedient to the Lord’s call on your life. This really touched my heart and I’m going to save it to my home screen. I need this.

    • Fritz Chery Oct 3, 2018, 7:05 pm

      Hey Deborah,

      I’m thrilled that you were touched by this article. That is my heart’s desire for the Holy Spirit to move through these words and the Scriptures. In the worst situations, the Lord proves His faithfulness by pouring out His grace and spiritual water that leaves us satisfied and refreshed. God bless.

      – Fritz

    • Constance Jun 14, 2020, 4:32 am

      This helped me out a lot in confirming what has been said to me by my older sisters. One said don’t focus on the circumstances focus on GOD. They other sister said Trust GOD. I’m a nurse who is fighting for my disability because I am deaf in my right ear and have poor hearing in the left ear which I wear a hearing aid. The struggle of trying to survive has been very hard, so I’m trying to just focus on GOD because he didn’t promise that we wouldn’t go through storms but he did say I will be with you.

  • Eve Feb 14, 2019, 6:40 am

    Hi Fritz!

    The church where I belong is always shaken and members are divided so instead of growing in numbers what is happening is the opposite. Even myself lately I’ve noticed that I lost my focus on God instead I focus on my struggles and instead of praying i keep asking why. I’m asking myself why? Tonight i decided to try to search for bible verses that will answer my questions and the lord brought me here. I was deeply striken while reading this. I realized that all the things I’m struggling lately are just because of me its because I lost my focus on God..I forgot that He is bigger than any struggles that I have. Thanks and God bless you

  • Clara Bax Apr 29, 2019, 9:13 pm

    I woke up this morning and the thought that
    came to me was ‘Focus on the Lord’!
    So I googled it! and it brought me onto this site. Praise the Lord!! As I’m I reading it all, that spoke to me cause I was getting distracted. Trying to organise and set up things to take photos & sell things online I no longer need. It is time consuming.
    My heart and prayer ? were that the proceeds or money ? from it will go to feed the Hungry, clothe the poor, where it’s needed the most, particularly children ?
    To rest I watch television ? or on my iPhone to read messages or Facebook.
    Father God I repent and so need your Help to Focus on you more each and every day. Not my will, but your will be done ✅
    as led by your Holy Spirit in Jesus name.
    I want to say Thank you ? very much. God’s love and abundant blessings to you.

  • Wale Oyekanmi Dec 15, 2019, 8:27 am

    Really blessed with this piece I must confess. The writer has hammered on almost all what is causing distractions to most Christians in this end time. I have been really touched and blessed. Making sure to hold firm to that which I have believed in “Jesus Christ” our present help in times of trouble.

  • Daniel chidera Jun 15, 2020, 4:30 am

    Really blessed with this message I must confess. The writer has hammered on almost all what is causing me to lose focus in life. I have been really touched and blessed. Making sure to hold firm to that which I have believed in Jesus Christ our present help in times of trouble.

  • Dolly London Jun 16, 2020, 7:28 am

    Good morning Fritz,
    It is so refreshing reading your blog. I thank God for being Spirit led to read your blog. I love the Lord and have been praying for years for the heart of my understanding to be opened. Checking for Bible Verses dealing with Focusing on God I came across your blog. My heart sang out in praises to my King of Kings and Lord of Lords. I am 76 yrs of age and the hungering and thirsting that is in my soul is insatiable. Thank you for being led by the Spirit to share this blog. God bless you as you wait before Him for fresh revelation of the Word of God and the Grace to impart to those seeking more of God.

  • Vanessa Oldfield Jun 21, 2020, 11:53 am

    Greetings Fritz,
    I am truly grateful for this word of encouragement and graced wisdom. I was in prayer and I heard the Lord say I need to focus on HIM. I googled focusing on God and HE led me to your blog. The scripture references and lifestyle distractions are spot on accurate. I will move beyond this moment with greater focus on God, deliberate elimination of unnecessary distractions, and endeavor to build my faith through the study and application of God’s word. Blessings to you!

  • Holly Jul 21, 2020, 11:29 am

    Thank you for this read. I just completed a 40 day fast and feel really encouraged to continue to wait on the Lord. This article is exactly what I needed, almost a reconfirmation of the communication that I have received from the Lord. Thank you again. Bless you.

  • Krissy Jul 26, 2020, 11:32 am

    I really enjoyed this. I lost focus on my God and God took my distraction away from me and I thank Him for it !! My high school sweetheart, I thought he was my friend, soulmate, my husband, … but God said NO he’s not the one, and it hurt my heart ….he was a part of my life for 10 years .. I’m trying to heal and move on. My heart is so heavy.

    • Fritz Chery Jul 26, 2020, 6:44 pm

      Hey Krissy,

      Thank you for being vulnerable and dropping a comment. I know it’s tough, but continue to remember that you have a great God who loves you deeply. I have been praying and will continue to do so. I encourage you to bring your pain to Him and receive His comfort.

      God bless,
      – Fritz

  • Laverne Als Aug 3, 2020, 1:43 pm

    This was very helpful for me. I find myself drifting away from God. I just wanted help in resetting my mind back on God’s Word. Reading this really helped and shows me where am going wrong and taking back my mind from the world as Jesus tells us, be in the world but not of the world. Thanks stay blessed!

  • Paige Nov 17, 2020, 11:12 pm

    Hello Fritz,
    This was very helpful. I thought I was doing all that I was supposed to do; going to church, praying etc but, I felt God had forsaken me. After talking with my sister, and finding your blog, I see that my focus was on my marital problems & telling God what I wanted or going to do instead of lifting them up & leaving it at God’s feet and keeping my focus on God and staying in His Word. Thank you for your help. Keep on Blogging!

  • Kelvin Ngosa Nov 29, 2020, 5:43 am

    I am encouraged with this powerful word of God, may God bless you all in Jesus Christ name.

  • Joshua Dec 24, 2020, 8:10 pm

    This hit me hard. Also, I’ve been fighting so long. We all are sinners and I’ve always prayed for him to use me as he sees fit but I was focusing more on getting help with my problems than focusing on him. Even though we stray, he never leaves us and I learned when prayers come through, it may not be the way you expected. You may not even notice it until you look at it in a different perspective…a pastor once told me Jesus made it possible, he never said it would be easy. I’m glad to see God working through brothers and sisters in times of need, so we might find a greater understanding in Christ.

  • Joshua Dec 24, 2020, 8:14 pm

    I pray for all the brothers and sisters that have strayed. May God guide you back to the road that leads us to everlasting life.

  • Stephanie Jan 14, 2021, 6:30 am

    This article was such an encouragement. We allow the cares of this world to take our eyes off Jesus. We become some busy trying to live, while the giver of life is neglected. May God continue to speak to our hearts through his Holy Spirit. He promised not to leave nor forsake us. Lord help us not to leave nor forsake you, but to stay focus. For we live, move and have our being in you. Help us today heavenly father love you.

  • Diana Anyan Jan 22, 2021, 6:50 am

    The word of God is powerful. His grace and mercy is forever. Indeed we are serving a living God.

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