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Five Minute Friday: Focus — 31 Comments

  1. Beautiful…..wonderful reflection of your heart, friend.
    You know, I’m starting to see why the path needs to be narrow…we lose focus so easily! And I’m starting to find comfort in not seeing too far ahead. because then I know I’m that much closer to Him. And lately, I think He has me pulled in super tight in His arms as I can’t see a thing and yet I feel His breath upon me…
    Hugs to you, friend!

  2. It’s hard when our eyes are fixed on Jesus, and we still feel like we can’t see…like he hasn’t revealed the next step. That’s when the rubber meets to road with trusting Him.

  3. Barbie, this is so 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.” – With expecting our first baby in a few weeks I have been so focused on all there is to come including all of my fears. I am already worrying about her being a teenager and her safety and what-if this and what-if that! I am realizing that I am already missing the joy that is now by not focusing on today. I need to stop and focus on Him and now so that I don’t miss this joy He has given me.

    • Oh Brenda, your fears and worries are valued. Every mama goes through that with their first baby. But I can tell you from experience, you will get through those teen years, and she will be just fine. We want the best for our babes, don’t we? Have a beautiful week.

  4. Oh, Barbie, I so get this…funny, my post was on this also…Happy Friday and praying we both keep our eyes focused on Him…blessings 🙂

  5. Awesome post…I too am in this season, and I too need to focus totally on Him and not on what I see around me…thanks for sharing, it allowed me to focus more clearly today!

  6. What a beautiful post, Barbie! This part, however, has resonated with 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.” I’m in a place in life where I’m longing to see the other side of a situation. I want to see, but for selfish reasons. May I focus on HIM as He walks me through to the other side. Then I will see.

  7. I am coming to understand that my “fog” has been of my own doing. Today’s devotion in My Utmost was written just for me, I know it was! I have been struggling with a decision and have felt like I have been living unfocused. God is revealing to me why. It may be hard to swallow but I have to obey.

  8. Struggling at times to focus, for these dear emotions feel true, but so many times they are a lie. Thanks for the encouragment.

  9. What a great reminder Barbie. I get so easily distracted. I haven’t written my Five Minute Friday post because I have too much occupying my mind at the moment. I need to FOCUS!

    Blessings and love to you friend,
    Debbie

  10. Thinking, as I read posts from FMF, that no one ever says they are in a time of focus. We all say we have been off lately. Yet we all long to trust and focus more. Must be the human condition? Saw a comment by you on another blog and I am needing to learn how to tweet too…=)

    • That’s so true, sadly. I would agree that in our weak and human condition, it’s hard to remain focused. But I am thankful He calls me to refocus every day, several times a day. So thankful for His grace. And yes, Twitter. I have a love/hate relationship with it. 🙂

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