Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Focus + 12 Days of Christmas - Day 3


Happy Hump Day!

It's been awhile since I've really written here on the blog. I have been dealing with a busy schedule and major distractions. There are so many things that can distract us in today's world. From worldly issues, to personal issues our focus is thrown to and fro throughout the day. Jesus has been showing my many things about distractions and how to combat them and I would love to share with you. 

One of the first things he showed me was about focus. For example, when taking a photo you have to center the focus somewhere on the image you are trying to capture. You can't get everything in the shot crystal clear. Something will always be out of focus. Even when driving a vehicle we rely on our peripheral view to share information to our brains, but I know there has been a time or two that I have missed something because frankly, it was not in focus. 

Focus is very important, and what you are putting your focus on matters even more. When applying this to your life, you should ask yourself - Where is my focus right now? Where is my focus today? Where is my focus this month? 


Sometimes we often convince ourselves that we are focused on the right things when we aren't. Have you ever been through a tough time? Have you ever gone through it wearily, crying each day, unsure of what lies ahead, so fearful and distraught? I have. Have you ever been through a difficult time for maybe even for the 2nd time? Head held a bit higher, hopeful of what is to come, and more positive of where the situation may take you? I have. 

The difference in those two scenarios is where my focus was. If I was crying and worrying everyday, my focus would be on my issue. If I was hopeful and positive my focus would be on Christ, the good things in my life, and not pinpointed on my issue. With practice we are all capable of shifting our focus. We should always think on good things (Phillipians 4:8). It is so important for our mental health. 

Don't let distractions get you off balance. The issues of this world, will always stand. We live in a fallen world. Things will not always go right according to what we see with our eyes. But if we stand firmly on the word of God no matter what it looks like, it will all work out for us. If we keep our focus on Jesus - it allows us to focus on the truth, on life, on love, on good things. Which in turn brings a significant change in our lives! Keep distractions at a minimum, focus on Christ! :)


How do you stay focused and avoid distractions?


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Have a blessed day!

-J
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4 comments:

  1. What a great post! It's so easy to be distracted with our jobs, our families and our busy lives but it's important to take things one step at a time! What helps me focus is really just taking five minutes to myself and reflecting on my day, what I want and what I have to do to get it. When things get hard or I feel down, I try to focus on the little, happy things in my day to cheer myself up.

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  3. I just get to work? I don't know how I stay focused! Guess i need to figure that out.

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  4. Great post! I'm not the best at focus, I need to work on that more.

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