Friday, September 14, 2012
Today I'm linking up with Lisa Jo Baker (aka Gypsy Mama) and lots of other folks from around the world for Five Minute Friday. The rules are simple - set the clock for five minutes and write. No editing, no backtracking. Here goes nothing...
Some days it's truly hard to focus on what needs to be done. Today, for instance. Instead of focusing on the job at hand, I'm writing this post. :) And I'm sure that my focus will be off for the rest of the day as I'm anticipating a night away with friends at a Hillsong concert and a day off in Cincinnati tomorrow.
While I'm sure that the things I'm looking forward to are going to be wonderful, I need to focus. Focus is absolutely necessary in life.
Last Tuesday I had an eye exam. It was a dilated exam, so for most of the day my vision was out of focus. Things were fuzzy and my vision was skewed. It was hard to do much of anything, so I took a nap hoping that upon waking my vision had returned. No such luck. Instead, I woke with a headache and a desire to just go back to sleep.
Life without focus can often be like getting a dilated eye exam. It sounds silly. But think about it. Without focus, our purpose can be fuzzy. Our perspective gets skewed, and we just want to give up and climb back into bed.
There's a scripture that says something to the effect that without vision people perish. The scripture isn't talking about physical vision, but more along the lines of having purpose or a goal to focus on in life.
I'm reminded of another scripture that tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus. Today, let's focus on Him and see what happens.
When your life seems out of focus, what do you do?