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Focus

November 10, 2011

It is time for new glasses.  I actually bought a large print Bible.  I was tired of using a magnifying lens to read the small print.  It is incredibly frustrating to not be able to focus. 

     Our house sits adjacent to a patch of woods.  We are treated every now and then to a long string of deer parading through our yard.  We all get so excited to see them that we rush for the binoculars.  I don’t know why we do it.  They never seem to be in focus and we just get to see a big brown blob through their lenses.

     Focus is essential to clear vision.  To me there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to see clearly.  Those of you who wear corrective lenses or are of a certain older age know what I’m talking about.  Yet most of us live day after day lacking any focus in our lives.

     When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is put on my glasses.  I like to see where I’m going.  When you wake up in the morning can you see where you are going?  I’m not talking about your busy schedule for the day.  Where are you really going?

     I your life just a daily series of items on a ‘To Do’ list or is there a purpose to the madness?  Are the activities that are facing you today all part of the bigger picture?  Will they, like corrective lenses, help you to see where you are going?  Or are all the things you do each day more like digging sand out of a hole.  It falls back in as fast as you dig it out.

     What we need is focus.  Why do we do the things we do?  Do the things we do support or line up with our ultimate goal for us and our family?  Do you even have a goal for your family or are you just living each day as it comes and checking items off your list?

     On Oct 11, I shared John Rosemond’s article about creating a parenting mission statement.  Have you had a chance to think about it?  Have you written a mission statement for your family?  If not, it is time you did.  Now it is time to sharpen your focus.  Evaluate your daily activities. Are they part of the mission statement or are they just things that are messing up your focus.

     I hate blurry vision.  The best solution is to get new glasses.  What are you going to do to sharpen your focus today?

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