Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Focus...Focus...

Over the past few years, my attention has primarily been on completing my degree. With this adjustment of focus, I have neglected other areas of my life that I am finding that I must now contend with - and a large portion of that is establishing myself in a productive routine of sorts.

I have been so focused, that I have lost focus. And now, discouraged that I have allowed this to go on, I must correct my thinking to overcome my predicament.

I have a book called "The Power of Focus" by Canfield, Hansen, & Hewitt, but I got distracted a while back and I didn't finish reading it...(There's a heads up moment...duh)

What was I saying...right...focus...

So, now I am realigning my thinking, seeking out the Lord for direction, and taking positive steps forward - not dwelling on the past - but consciously choosing to move forward to where I want to be. To what I want to become.

Read and consider:

Romans 8:5 Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God's action in them find that God's Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God. That person ignores who God is and what he is doing. And God isn't pleased at being ignored.Romans 8:4-6 (in Context) Romans 8 (Whole Chapter)

Romans 3:31 But by shifting our focus from what we do to what God does, don't we cancel out all our careful keeping of the rules and ways God commanded? Not at all. What happens, in fact, is that by putting that entire way of life in its proper place, we confirm it. Romans 3:30-31 (in Context) Romans 3 (Whole Chapter)

Colossians 2:2 I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God's great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we've been shown the mystery! I'm telling you this because I don't want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or "the Secret." Colossians 2:1-3 (in Context) Colossians 2 (Whole Chapter)
Excerpts taken from The Message

What are you focused on these days?

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