Focus

“What I think about, I bring about.”

That was a statement made in our companies Annual Meeting in August. It’s stuck with since that day, and I even have it written in my office to look at every day.
The nature of entrepreneurial business is that your success is solely dependent on your production. If you don’t perform at a high level, you likely won’t get paid. It can be stressful, especially when you launch your business two months before a global pandemic sweeps the globe.

Yet, those profound words were like gasoline to my internal fire. It resonated with me in more ways than just with business. It spoke to my life, my fears, my insecurities, my limitations.


Here’s what it said to me, “I cannot allow myself to worry about things that are out of my control. I must only focus on the things I can control.” Suddenly, I changed my focus. No longer can I focus on the uncertainties, the fears, or the insecurities that attempt to distract me from my purpose. No longer will I allow the darkness to suppress my faith in my future.

Aristotle once said, “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
David found himself in a dark place. His account says that he was in the valley of the shadow of death. Yet, when surrounded by the haunting sounds of death and darkness, David said, “I will fear no evil.” How? How could David find such unwavering faith and confidence in the darkest valley of life? He changed his focus. While most of us would’ve found themselves overwhelmed with the circumstances and succumb to the darkness. David instead chose to focus on the light. “The Lord is with me.”
I can’t always control the darkness. However, in the darkness, I can focus my attention on the light.


What I think about, I bring about. I choose to focus on the light.

Published by Joshua McElhaney

Joshua McElhaney has served over 15 years in ministry, serving as both an Assistant Pastor for over a decade, and as lead Pastor. During his time in leadership, Joshua learned many valuable lessons about leading. Using his own experiences and the troves of Biblical treasures, McElhaney has created resources that will enlighten, empower, and enable leaders across the spectrum to lead the way God has called them to lead. Joshua married Karena, his college sweetheart, in June of 2007. Together they have three beautiful children; Mayli, Jaxson, and Asher.

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