It's so easy to get focused on ourselves. That's because we tend to focus on what we can see. Look around. What do you see? Trouble. Heartache. Rich people. Poor people. Healthy people and sick people. These things can either cheer us up, or bring us down. We are easily drawn into the tangible, and our emotions are often guided by what we can touch and feel.
But if we live our lives constantly being pushed around by these constantly changing circumstances, trusting our emotions, and allowing ourselves to be lifted up and drawn down, we will become a wreck! It's no wonder there are so many psychological issues in our society! We are too focused on ourselves.
This is why it is so important for us to place our hope in Jesus Christ. He is our Rock and our Salvation. Apart from Him we can do nothing. Without Him we have no hope. He is the one on whom we should be focusing day and night. No matter what circumstance you face, no matter how tired you feel, focus on Jesus. He is the standard, the one unmoving thing in your life in which you can always be secure. He will never leave you nor forsake you. In the midst of the storm, in the valley of the shadow of death, and even in the green pastures by the still waters, Jesus is always there.
Where is your focus? On you and your problems? Take you focus off of yourself, and focus on the only one who never changes. Keep your vertical focus clear, and never take your eyes off of Him.