A divided heart brings defeat in life.
Solomon gave this advice to his son:
My son, pay attention to my words;
listen closely to my sayings.
Don't lose sight of them;
keep them within your heart.
For they are life to those who find them,
and health to one's whole body.
Guard your heart above all else,
for it is the source of life.
-Proverbs 4:20-23 CSB
We must focus all of our energy on one thing -- knowing God; and that comes from spending time in his Word. Learning it, memorizing it, and following it carefully. It's easy for us to get distracted from the main thing as problems pop up during the day. Or, maybe we begin to drift away by thinking if I just had this job, this house, this relationship then I would be happy. So we chase after those things and we fail to get them or when we do get them they fail to deliver to happiness we hoped for. That's the we get defeated and feel like our world has turned upside down. There is not a need in your life that God cannot and will not meet better than you can on your own. So forget about those things right now and just focus on him, then "all these things will be provided for you" (Matt 6:33).
Prayer: Heaven Father, I drifted away from loving you with all my heart. Help me to get to back to that place where I desire you more than anything else and I seek your will before I do anything else. In Jesus' name, amen.