WOW! It has been almost a year since my last blog post. It certainly doesn’t feel like it but then again 2014 was a whirlwind of so many different things: loss, tears, joy and mostly change. We had a lot of changes last year some we were excited about and some not so much. I won’t even begin to go into the vast list of what each one was that would take my whole post for today. Besides, my scripture for this year is “Forgetting the past”. That’s been the scripture that God has placed on my heart for quite some time. That one I haven’t completely “gotten” yet but hopefully soon.
I have been spending quite a bit of time in prayer about the word God would like me to dig deeper into this year. That one word that could sum up what He wants to work in and through me. It probably sounds crazy to try and get a whole year’s worth of direction in a few months and with one word but, that’s not how it works this is a starting point. Trust me it leads to much more.
My word for this year is focus. Sounds great right? But, oh snap! It’s the same word from last year! What!? I’ve spent quite a bit of time in prayer about where I missed it last year. What is it that I didn’t do or didn’t do well enough?
So, where did I miss it? I didn’t! Praise God. I’m not missing it I’m just not done yet. I am not to put a 12 month calendar date and expiration on what God wants to reveal to me. And especially not where He wants to lead me. I will continue the path and race He has set before me with perseverance and consistency. I will be just as excited with the word “focus” for 2015 as I was for 2014. After all, how could anything God is charging me with not be exciting?
That brought me to really dig into what focus is and what it’s supposed to mean to me. Merriam Webster’s defines focus as the following:
”a subject that is being discussed or studied : the subject on which people’s attention is focused; a main purpose or interest; a point at which rays of light, heat, or sound meet or from which they move apart or appear to move apart; especially : the point at which an image is formed by a mirror, a lens, etc.; adjustment for distinct vision; also : the area that may be seen distinctly or resolved into a clear image; a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding <tried to bring the issues into focus>; directed attention”
That definition in itself is enough to realize why it will be more than 12 months for me to fully grasp this concept. This is without even adding scripture. WOW! I am so excited to continue my journey through “focus” and so excited to have this avenue so you can join me.
One of my charges that are requiring my focus is this blog and doing a better job of posting. I journal a lot but they are typically private. There are quite a few things that are not supposed to be private anymore. This blog will be you and I connecting through my sharing. I will be sharing my journey through focus, a new healthy lifestyle, my health battle that I have finally taken control over, the parts of the past that I need to release to move forward, excerpts from my new book, and anything else I feel God wants me to get out there.
Thank you for joining me through this. As always I welcome your comments and feedback.
Love and Overflowing Blessings!