Focused or Busy?
Focus is something that I’ve been trying to get better at. I think to some people it may seem that I have a lot of focus but I tend to want to do too much and think in so many directions and then get a little frustrated if I can’t do what I had in mind.
Sometimes, I will let “busy work” types of things get in the way because it is easier to just be busy doing something I know how to do than to sit down and do the hard, focused thing that I know I need to do.
We started our Bible Study called “The World or the Word?” and I decided to sit down and hash it out as I’ve told the people in our group to do.
My goal with the study is to use the Word of God for your present situation and to go find answers in His Word that directly apply to your life, right here and right now.
I believe that the Word has all our answers and direction and that we just need to get in the practice of using it for everyday life.
So, the verse that I love that came up as I searched topics on Purpose and Focus was this one:
“so is my word that goes from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace.” Isaiah 55:11-12
Ahhhh. He has told me many things and just hearing that He will accomplish what He desires and that He will lead me in peace and joy…..that is exactly what I needed to hear.
I wonder sometimes, though, that if I don’t stay attuned to what direction He is giving me and I choose to let distractions pull me off course….if the things that He is going to accomplish will have to come through another person who has their heart attuned to Him…? I’d like your thoughts on that. I believe He will forevermore continue to work all angles to draw us into relationship with Him, but if we choose to ignore what He has put in our hearts or to allow distractions to take over…..will someone else need to be the vessel for Him to work through?
With the life I’ve lived so far, each day more and more I realize how much less I want to be the focus and how much more I just want God to shine out of everything I say and do. Keeping a tender heart and open eyes and ears to what He says is the only way that I know how to stay on course.
Thank God for His Word that gives us a constant dose of what we need and when we need it!