Saturday, January 7, 2012

Are you Focused?

Ever get distracted? {please oh please say it's not just me!} I'm a major multi-tasker. Why do two things at once when you can accomplish three, right? Yes, indeed, sometimes that drives my dear husband bonkers. To a certain extent, a Momma must be able to juggle a lot of things at once to care for her family. However our culture pushes this to an extreme. Even if you choose to NOT have your family maxed out and over-committed you can fall into the pit of spiraling-circle-chaos.

At the start of each new year I like to take time to really seek the Lord about what He has for me for the next season. I typically start meditating on this come Nov/Dec and by Jan I want to have it clear.

Right now we have kids in about every stage of life (except the baby stage - oh how I MISS that!). Between that, extended family needs and a bunch of chaos it's been really hard for me to focus. In order to really focus I must weed through all the good things, the really great things and even the incredibly wonderful things. It's just plain hard. Can you relate?

Phil 3:13&14 says this:

"No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing:
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end
of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us."

How are you doing in the area of focus at the start of 2012? Are you striving for the end goal? Is it clearly in sight? Does your calendar reflect what your focus is? How about your bank account? Would the people who daily witness your actions be able to know what is most important to you?

Sometimes it's fear that keeps me in that clouded state. I know what the Lord has for me to do, but am crippled fear. Sometimes it's not knowing what steps to take. Other times it's just being consumed with distractions.

Lord, help me to really focus in on what is most important. What matters to You. What you have called me to do. Help me to remember that even the mundane things that take up my day can be opportunities in which to serve you, worship you, honor you.

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