Thursday, September 8, 2016

Where is Your Focus?

Notice the blossoms in the middle of the photo? I didn't.  I was just leaning back on a well-worn patio chair, with my feet propped on the table.  Wind chimes played a gentle tune as the morning breeze brushed my hair.

It wasn't until I went inside and viewed my downloads that I saw the group of blooms in the middle.  I recall seeing a yellow box surrounding them before I clicked.  That's when I remembered what my camera could do.  

If I waited before I clicked, my camera would automatically focus. All that I had to do was pause and choose where the box would zoom. Hmmmm. Sounds like a reminder about life.

Our days are filled with countless tasks.  It's not always a choice between good and evil.  Sometimes, it's between two things that are equally good.  

I'm passionate about helping people find kidney donors. Another cousin is heading into kidney failure. However, I'm also crazy about taking care of my teenager.  Then, there's my siblings. Oh, and my writing groups. Don't forget the neighbors.  Remember the volunteer roles at church.  And on and on.

It's time for me to stop and pause. I need to pause and let God direct my focus.  He is well aware of my desires, talents, temptations and time. He will help me accomplish what He has planned. Maybe if I follow his lead, I will enjoy more of the beauty along the way.

What about you? Is your life filled with critical tasks?  Are you torn between them?  Have you become exhausted?  What would happen if you paused and let God show you where to focus?  I'd love to know.  Please leave a comment. I'd love to pray for you.

"Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways."   (Proverbs 4:25-26 NIV)


  1. How true that is especially in our fast paced world where our attention is drawn to so many directions. I needed that verse this week as so much is going on in our family with travel and funerals. Its time to breathe. Thank you Lisa.

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  3. Barbara,

    You're welcome. I'm glad that I could offer you anything this week. You, and your family have been in my prayers. (P.S. Your comment posted twice. When I went to delete it, I thought that it would delete the whole thing. Instead, it looks as though I didn't want to read what you had to say. Sorry. Still working on the learning curve.