Joining Kate Motaung today in Five-Minute Friday and the word is Focus.
Do you ever find yourself driving and clutching the steering wheel with both hands, your eyes straight ahead not looking to the left or right when it is pouring down rain, icy, or you find yourself on a winding road?
Proverbs tells us we are to be like that all the time. Ouch! I get distracted sometimes. How about you? Ever gone to another room to get something or put something away, and the first thing you know you are doing three or four things and lost your focus? I do that probably everyday. I will get on the computer to post in some of my on-line Bible study groups or to blog, and a message pops up on the screen and thirty minutes later I have gotten involved in surfing or looking at something pretty to buy.
There are times when we let our fears take our focus off Him? We get sidetracked on earthly things. Can we just focus on this moment – focus on today – not what is going to happen tomorrow, next month or next year, but right now – this moment? Let’s just pour our hearts out in prayer knowing His ways are better than our ways or our worries and thoughts?
I am reminded of Romans 12:12 to “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”. Jesus spent His time on Earth always looking ahead to His Father. He was the perfecter of faith and He is our role model. He never varied, always looking at the task ahead.
I am daily reminded that my focus is on what really matters and that is God, family, friends, and others.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to make today worth remembering. Meredith Wilson (The Music Man)
What joy are you finding today? What blessings are you counting today? Have you even slowed down enough today to count your blessings, to spend time with Him thanking Him for all He has done yesterday and today and what He is going to do tomorrow?
In the waiting, we need to trust, we need to pour our hearts out to the Lord as we are on our knees praying, we need to be in the Word, and remain steadfast in the hope of the Lord. It’s in the waiting we see Him at work. It’s in the waiting we see His purpose in our lives through every season.