If I remember correctly, most 114EQs are small Newtonian telescopes on an Equatorial mount. If this is correct, it is my opinion that your mirrors (primary and secondary) are out of alignment.
I doubt that it is a case of you focusing on something too close. To make sure that is the case, try focusing on something far away. If you still can't focus the image, then my assumption is correct.
Newtonian mirror alignment is a process known as collimation. It is a process that is extremely too lengthy to go into here, and not something that a "rookie" amateur astronomer should just jump into. Your best bet is to do a Google search on the word COLLIMATION. You may be able to find a step-by-step description on how to align the mirrors.
However, if after reading the entire process, you have no idea what they are talking about, then your next step should be to visit your local amateur astronomer club. They too, can be found by doing a Google search. Let them explain and assist with the collimation of your mirrors.