Does anyone else have a hard time focusing? Not like how my eyes are going bad and I need to get reading glasses, because every time I look up from the computer screen my eyes have to refocus. Or that camera with automatic focus, that brings in the subject to perfection. Yaknow what I'm talking about is that focus of your life. The decisions you make, how you spend your time, how you go about deciding what you are going to give your attention.
Today a friend of mine is taking a 24 hour period to just do that. To focus. He asked me the other day, "What's missing? -in your life, -in your ministry, -personal life, -family, -church? What do I need to do to take things to the next level...what is the next level?
All this has really got me thinking. Yesterday, I was trying to focus. On my Bible study, on putting thoughts together for a Wednesday night. There was SOOO much going on. Too much was wanting my focus, some important - some not, but I didn't know where to start. I couldn't really do anything. So then I decided to get away.
Often, the way I get to regain focus is to go somewhere public, sit in a corner facing the wall - put in some ear buds and CRANK IT UP. Stick my face in my Bible, a book, a calendar...and begin. Blocking out the world around me. It's kinda my way of getting away but still being there. I've never taken a personal time to get away alone, pray, and answer those questions above. I probably should. I know I should. But that would require FOCUS. So until then, I will stick with my public hide-a-way.
If you ever see me in my world of focus, feel free to interrupt me, bring me a tall coffee (black), some waffle fries, or a bowl of black beans.
Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Student Pastor, and Lover of all things Garlic and Bacon.