The hardest thing for me in life has always been to focus on one thing. My mind is constantly moving. As a child, I often found myself preoccupied with the future; often wondering what would come next semester or what the following school year wouldbring. And now, in my adult life, even after God has shown me that he is in control countless times, I still allow myself to lose sight of Him. I find time to stress about how I am going to make ends meet, forgetting the fact that God has never failed to provide for my child and I. I lose sleep after succumbing to frustrations with my child’s behavior, ignoring the reminder I was once a child learning right from wrong; and moreover, as a child of God, I still, at times, choose wrong over right. I let opportunities to live in the present pass me by so that I can daydream about what I wish would happen and harp on what I wish I would have done differently. All the time spent doing these things is time taken away from focusing on what God is calling me to do now; to spend my time getting to know Him and discovering who I am in Him.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” -Psalms 46:10ESV
As this Monday begins this month, I encourage you to take time today and focus on hearing God’s voice. In those moments when your thoughts are going a million different places, open your heart and mind to the Holy Spirit that is within you and allow God to have your full, undivided attention. May your Monday be filled with focusing on hearing from the only One who can get you to where you need to be. Happy Monday!
Give ear, and hear my voice; give attention, and hear my speech. – Isaiah 28:23 esv
Grace and peace