Focus

Can you believe today is the first day of March?  We are already in the third month of 2012!!!!  I find this absolutely crazy!!!  What happened to the new year???

Since I seem to be cruising down 2012 at break-neck speed, I thought it would be a good idea to review my resolution back in January to make God my main focus this year.

Lately, I’ve been busy, but not exactly focused.  My attention span can be that of a child’s, which doesn’t lend itself to productivity.  To be honest, I seem to concentrate more on myself than I do on the One who matters.  And that is NOT what I had planned to do this year.

It upsets me that I consistently get wrapped up in my own desires and I don’t consider being the best I can be right now and right where I am.  Instead of living in the moment (given by God, of course), much of my life is based on where I want it to go.

The solution is to focus on my Savior, Jesus Christ, who lovingly guides me down life’s road.  Focusing on me only creates havoc in my mind when I should be following Him in faith.

The truth is that God wants me TODAY.  He doesn’t require me to have life figured out, to be a changed woman, or to be in a different situation.  He wants me just the way I am (right now) and for me to ALLOW Him to do the rest.  I have to be open to Him making the necessary changes…and the first place to start is my heart.

In order for this to happen, I have to give up all of my control and put it in the Father’s hands to do as He sees fit… sounds scary!

Obviously, this may not be an easy task to accomplish.  Mostly because of the “what if’s” (i.e. what if I don’t like where He’s taking me, etc.).   But the fact is that God knows better than I do.  He made me and the world.  I just have to trust Him.

Placing renewed trust in God makes it a perfect time to get re-focused!  There is no time like the present to review and revise my priorities in order to be a vessel of God’s will.

What can you do today to pursue God?

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 23:17-18 – Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord.  There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

4 Responses

  1. I seem to get overwhelmed at the idea of what all I need to do to change my heart. So, this year, I’m focusing on my words, making sure they are kind, and well thought about before they actually come out of my mouth.

  2. I get overwhelmed at being overwhelmed! So, with all the areas in my life that need to be worked on I believe God is encouraging me to fight everything with His Word. Jesus fought Satan with the Truth for the 40 days he was tempted. I am discovering that the feelings of being overwhelmed can be replaced with feelings of empowerment, joy, peace and energy just by spending some time in the Bible.

  3. Thank you for keeping me focused today. I concentrated more today on what I could do for others and I got it done. Interesting enough, once I got done with that, I found that I still had a bit of time for me and what I needed. Funny how that works … 😉 Thanks Meg!

  4. Yesterday I was waiting in my van at soccer practice. I had a notebook and was praying a bit because it was a moment alone. 🙂 I ended up writing a letter to the Lord, telling Him stuff I remember Him doing in the Word and questions I wondered about. That felt like pursuing the Lord. Also, I’ve been feeling disorganized at work and overwhelmed by what needs to be finished by May! I asked the Lord to give me clear thinking and organizational skills about the tasks ahead of me. He is answering my prayer! Why don’t I pray that more often?? Thanks Meg and you ladies who have commented…always encouraging to know others are going through the same kinds of things! 🙂

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