Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12 KJV)
Our desire often determines our focus. What do you desire the most? Whatever it is you will find yourself spending time thinking about it, planning for it and even imagining it.
Paul's ultimate focus was Jesus Christ. His life's spotlight sought out Jesus to put Him in focus and put Jesus the centre of His life. He realized ultimate love, agape love had sought him out and while he was busy planning his life, that Love had apprehended him. He was on a path to destruction, but love caught him on Damascus road. It changed and transformed his life. No longer bitter and hateful, no longer breathing fire and anger, a transformed Paul realized that it was the Savior's love that saved him and healed him. Now that love was the focus of his life, to apprehend that love, that everlasting, unconditional, pure love of the grace of God. To follow after, to hold on to it, to revel in it. He knew that ultimate love was in Jesus Christ, for God is love!
Our desire determines our focus!
What's your desire?