Focus. That word has been stirring in my heart for at least three weeks now, and for good reason. After lying sick in my bed all day and night Tuesday it finally made sense. But let’s rewind a few weeks before I gained my revelation.
Just like every one else in the world, I always have a million things a day on my to-do list. However, recently I’ve noticed that I can be a bit of a perfectionist. I like to do everything with precision, and efficiency. If I’m going to do something, I want to give it my best shot! I want to be the BEST wife, the BEST friend, the BEST employee, the BEST…everything. But that is so unrealistic. I’ve also noticed that I am a pusher. If I’m tired, I keep going. If I’m overwhelmed, I keep going. If I’m sad, I keep going. Which is how I ended up sick Tuesday. I never know how to sit down until God sits me down, and that’s not good.
Although I am accustomed to this “get it done” lifestyle this time was different. I’m normally super happy about being busy because I do what I love, but for the past few weeks I’ve been MISERSBLE. So much so that my husband noticed that I was “off”. I tried to hide it (why do we do that?) and act like everything was cool but, in my horrible attempt to cover up my distress he finally asked me, “what is it?”
I felt like I was running on a treadmill. I mean I was running for my life y’all, but I wasn’t going ANYWHERE. I was checking things off of my to-do list but I wasn’t progressing? How can that be possible? I felt overwhelmed and out of sorts. But then my husband said something so profound. He said, ” You’re spreading yourself too thin. When that happens it’s an attack of the enemy because he doesn’t want you to put your full potential into anything” Whaaaatt! My mind was blown, because he was SO right. I had allowed the enemy to distract me.
I know I’m not the only one who has felt this way before. Like you’re putting in all this work but your ineffective or feel like you aren’t going anywhere. I honestly got to the point where I was thinking, “what’s the point?” and that’s right where the enemy wants us. But I’m here to shake us up today! We can’t give up.
The bible says in our theme verse above, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Galatians 6:9. This verse is such a blessing to us because it’s implying that as humans we DO get tired. We’re not robots! But it encourages us that THE BEST IS YET TO COME. My pastor would always tell me that, and I would hear her but it never registered until now. The harvest is coming in God’s timing, but until then we can’t give up! So let’s refocus today, get a new grip with our weary hands, and keep placing one foot in front of the other. Don’t allow your long list and big dreams to scrabble your brain into a distracted mess. Pray, breathe, focus, take it one task at a time, and be intentional! We have to learn to trust God enough to do what he asked us to do and believe that he will do the rest. The bible says in Philippians 1:6, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” We should feel confident in knowing that God has our backs! We just have to refocus. The harvest is closer than we think!
A prayer for today!
Lord God we thank you for being simply amazing! We thank you for giving us visions, goals, and aspirations. We thank you that you have uniquely designed us all with different passions and perspectives. Help us God, to be focused and disciplined. Help us to not get so distracted with doing things on our own, that we forget to include you. We want you to be apart of every part of our lives. Refresh us today God, and give us new enthusiasm to complete those things you have bubbling up on the inside of us. Give us innovative strategies and help us to be effective in what we do. Help us to know that with you in our corner, nothing is impossible. We love you God, and we thank you for all you have done, are doing, and will do. You reign. In Jesus’ name we pray and believe. Amen!
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Annette D 💖