It’s that time again! Five-Minute-Friday with Lisa-Jo where we write for five minutes – no edits, no revisions, only pure thoughts streaming for five minutes! Thank you for joining me here today!
Back in January I joined the “One Word” movement that swept over Twitter and blog-world. It may be a movement that has been around for years, but for me it was new, and I enthusiastically jumped aboard.
I don’t even remember the original One Word I chose and then changed only a few days into the new year. But now, eight months in, I see clearly why God told me that word just wouldn’t fit this time. Maybe next year, but this year my One Word was supposed to be Focus.
And from that moment on the word Focus came to me time and time again through sermons, Bible passages, conversations, motivational talks, and even through Five Minute Friday.
When I hear God so clearly I get all “Wow, He really does talk to me!” inside and then realize how deep my unbelief. He has definitely shown that His goal for me this year was to do just what He said all those months ago: Focus.
I expected Him to show me how to Focus my time, my energy, my passions, and my purpose so that I would be intentional for Him, striving not after my self but after His plan for me.
What I didn’t expect was Focus into the deep parts of my soul that need to be dealt with before He can use any of the above fully.
He has Focused my eyes on negativity that has invaded the deepest parts of my being for a while now. Then there is the pride and the anger, too.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Psalm 139:23-24:
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
This year Focus led me down a way everlasting.
What is something that you need to Focus on more in your life?
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