What You Focus on Grows

May 26, 2023

Guard Your Heart Above All Else,  for it Determines the Course of Your Life.  Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)

Have you heard of the life principle:  What You Focus on Grows.  (click to watch FB Live)

It is kind of like seed time and harvest.    When you plant a seed you reap later than you sow and you reap more than you sow.

The same is true with our health.   If you eat a lot of processed foods and fried foods, that is what your body will crave because that is what you have planted.  If you decide you want to change your diet and eat more whole foods, the healthy foods are not going to taste as good at first.  You are going to have to plant some new "seeds" in your diet until your taste buds have changed.   

I love green smoothies and salads, but if you're not used to drinking green smoothies and eating salads, you might eat one and not really like it.  Then you just tell yourself they are not for you because you don't like them. What most people don't realize is you have to train your taste buds and your mind to like whole foods and good things for your health. 

If you focus on getting healthier, that is going to grow.   

In the same way, if you tend to eat pretty healthy and you don't eat a lot of processed foods, or fried foods when you eat something processed or fried your body will either reject it or not like it.   

i love extra crispy french fries but when i eat them I can taste the grease on my tongue.  Yuck!   So because I focus on not eating a lot of fried foods when I do eat them I don't eat a lot.     

If you're focusing on eating healthy, then your desire for that is going to just get stronger and stronger. And the same Is true when you eat unhealthy you will have a hard time eating raw veggies or even cooked veggies.  

This week Matt and I got away for our anniversary of 31 years.   One of the best parts is that we didn't have to cook.  Usually when we go to the beach we go with the family.  Because there is a lot of us and restaurants can get busy with a lot of people we tend to cook for everyone.  But this time we said it's just the two of us let's not cook.  

We have eaten more sugar, more fried foods and more carbs than I'm used to. Foods that I don't usually eat.  And eventually my body started craving a salad and a smoothie.   

What you focus on grows.  

I try to focus on health and eating healthy, so that is what grows.

After a while of eating unhealthy,  my body's like, no, no, no, no. We want something healthy. LOL!

I want to tell you, it's the same thing with your words. You can say, I'm going to speak positivity,  I'm going to speak blessings over people I'm going change the way I talk.

But because of this life principle, What you focus on grows it is going to take some intentional work to change your thinking and your words. 

If you're not use to speaking life-giving words  it's going to feel fake at first because what you focus on grows.    If you're used to speaking negativity, getting angry, being sarcastic, maybe  even cussing people out, you will have to focus on new ways of thinking and new ways of talking.   

If you are having a revelation that you are focusing on the wrong things and it is showing up in what you eat and what you say and you would like to go deeper on this topic I would love to talk to you.  Just email [email protected]  and let's chat for about 15 minutes and let's dig a little deeper.   

Your mindset affects everything, so let's learn how to focus on the right things and to grow the right thoughts.

What You Focus on Grows. 

Here are some scriptures from the Bible to HelpYou Focus:

  1. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Philippians 4:8 (NLT)

  2. Commit everything you do to the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.  Psalm 37:5 (NLT)

  3. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.  Colossians 3:2 (NLT)

  4. Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.  Romans 12:2 (NLT)

  5. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 (NLT)

  6. Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Proverbs 4:25 (NLT)

  7. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. Romans 8:7 (NLT)

  8. Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)

  9. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)

  10. Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.  Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)


Questions for you to consider and journal:

  1. What aspect of your health and well being would you like to focus on growing? Journal your goals and aspirations!

  2. Have you ever experienced a shift in your taste preferences after consciously incorporating more whole foods into your diet? Journal your story. 

  3. How do you personally practice mindfulness to redirect your focus towards positivity? Write down your favorite mindfulness techniques!

  4. What or who are some of the positive influences or communities that have helped you stay on track with your goals?   Journal who you are thankful for and why.  Maybe even pick one person and send them a special note of why you are thankful for them.  

  5. Do you have any favorite quotes or scripture verses that have help you stay focused on the right things in life?  Write them out in your journal.