Friday, September 14, 2012

that one thing

Focus. I want to zoom in on life, finding that one thing to concentrate upon, admire, astonish over. Where the edges all around that one thing are blurred, important, yes, to the picture's composition, but washing into the background, letting that one thing display its glory.

And God should be that one thing and He is. But I'm asking Him for another. Something, one thing, I can focus on here on earth. The overriding purpose in my life. Fulfilling His plans for me. Instead of trying to keep everything in focus.

I think of Jesus and His desire to save us. And Paul's heart for the Gentiles. And the missionaries who are called to a specific country, a specific peoples.

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Five minutes may not be long, but it does force you to focus!

Do you have one focus (apart from God) or do you feel fragmented like I do, passionate about many things?


Another 5-minute writing adventure with Lisa-Jo and the Five Minute Friday community.

Five Minute Friday

7 comments:

Jodi McKenna said...

I understand wanting to have the focus here on earth . . . that thing that you feel purpose for . . . that God has called you to do. Have you read the book, Wrecked, by Jeff Goins? I think you might just LOVE that book. Thanks for sharing today. I like your new meme!

Joan said...

Hi Andrea - I'm visiting from Five-Minute Friday. Your post resonates with me as I am passionate about many things, yet desiring that the Lord would show me what He wants to be my focus.

Heading over to check out your September 13 post.

Blessings,
Joan

Leigh said...

My first time to come by! Lovely post. Thank you for sharing with us! All the things to focus on, the noise and jumbled lives, it's so important to see the trueness of Him.

Happy to be here!

my diary said...

nice post thanks for sharing the 5 minutes friday...looking for to visit more..blessings

Denise said...

You have a beautiful heart.

Laura Wells said...

Your post is so honest. Sometimes in FMF it seems people say what you should say. Not what they feel. Don't we all want a specific focus on earth, a mission. Thank you for your honesty.

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