The past two years of my life have been a wonderful journey to better health. It was about this time in 2010 that I began working out with a personal trainer, paying close attention to what I ate, and overall being kinder to my body. I woke up each morning with a focus on how I would be active and what I would consume. If I didn’t answer my phone, it was a safe guess that I was at the gym. If you opened my pantry, you would see it stocked with fresh food and protein-packed snacks. I was on a mission and seeking results. Slowly I began to lose weight; I felt healthier.
It was a lifestyle shift. I had one thing in my focus. My mind was overrun thinking about calories consumed and calories burned. I was a sponge ready to absorb anything related to nutrition. It was nearly all I thought about.
In Ezekiel 11:19-20 it talks about having a heart focused on the Lord. “I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.”
When we humble our lives to God’s leading and focus on pursuing the fullness of a life dedicated to Him, God promises to reshape our heart and character. We become God-responsive people – we react quickly and positively. What do you need to set your focus on? Where is your heart divided? What result are you looking to achieve? What could God do through your life if you set aside your dual-vision and allow His leading to be your single focus?
Like my concentration to become a healthier person, I’m training my heart to focus on becoming the woman God wants me to be. I want to a singleness of heart. I want the new spirit and energy He promises. I want to be named among His people.