FIX YOUR GAZE on things ABOVE
I am easily distracted. My eyes and ears focus on just about everything around me. This can be a curse but it can be a blessing.
Focus on the LORD, I am told!
Riddle me this: if I have trouble with concentration- how on earth do I focus wholly on the LORD!
The joke of "oh look a butterfly" is not a joke for me. It is a reality!
So, what is the blessing you say? It is this.
Because I tend to hone in on everything around me, I also tend to catch things others may not. This is a good thing. It has helped me many times.
The curse although obvious - has me often left in the dust, reeling from the mistakes I have made by juggling too many balls at once.
How on earth do I overcome?
Well, Proverb 4:25-27 says: "Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil."
We all know the story about Peter stepping out of the boat, walking towards JESUS on top of the water! As soon as he looked about and realized "whoa" and his gaze fell from JESUS; plop he went under the water!
I made many mistakes. Had I kept my gaze on CHRIST; and not rush to get everything done- perhaps these tasks would have had a different outcome.
I may be able to handle many tasks at once. I can be a wonderful juggler. However, as soon as I take my eyes off of the LORD and the tiniest overwhelm enters, I drop! The balls come tumbling down. Hitting me in the head one by one!
I can do all things, through CHRIST, the perfecter of my faith! However, my eyes must be upon HIM!
FATHER, help! I want to keep YOU in front of me always! I want YOU to be my first and largest distraction. HELP me LORD to keep my focus on YOU first and order each and every one of my steps! Quiet the noise, oh GOD that seems to surround me; literal and the thoughts and the lies that flow around me- protect me FATHER- and forgive me LORD- I want to do better for YOU! In the most beautiful serene name of my SAVIOR, CHRIST- amen
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