Five Minute Friday: Focus
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
I long to live a life in focus, to have clear vision of all that is in front of me. Lately, I’ve been feeling a little out of focus. My eyesight is blurry and it’s hard to have clear vision of all the things on my plate — wife, mom, full-time worker, homeschooler, minister, housekeeper. The more I strain to see, the more out of focus my vision becomes.
In order to have clear vision, I must focus my attention on God. If I fix my eyes on Him, I will not strain to see all that is in front of me. Sometimes I long to see beyond what my eyes have been made to see. I strive and strain to focus my attention on those things not yet made for my eyesight. But I must turn my eyes away from longing for the unseen and focus on God.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, (Hebrews 12:2)
God is the author and finisher of my faith. He knows the end from the beginning. When I fix my eyes on Him, bringing Him into clear view, my vision is clear. My focus must be on the One who can give me eyes to see clearly. Through the blurry haze of the mundane, God will bring my life into focus.
How is your vision lately? Are you focusing your attention on Him? Allow Him to bring your life into focus. You will see much more clearer.