Focusing

A one word title probably makes you go “what is she focusing on?”

In my sudden change of life, from a decision not my own, I am learning to change my focus. Funny how that happens when life gets uprooted.

What do I do? Do I focus on the situations that triggered the sudden change? Maybe. DO I kick myself for allowing others to cause me to trip/stumble in how walk with God? Maybe. Do I worry how the new chapter will begin? Maybe. All of these confiscate your time and your attitude. They change how you view situations during the day, and keeps you from focusing on the positive. Yes, there are positives in the negative, you just need to look for them. Do I lament on those I suddenly left who I enjoyed working with/for? Maybe. What I do is examine the good and the bad, learn from both, work on making the changes need to be better next time.

How do I get to the next time? I put my trust and faith in the One who knows what I need and where I am to go next. Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that. At that time, you will call out for Me, and I will hear. You will pray, and I will listen. You will look for Me intently, and you will find Me.” (The Voice). This verse is a staple in my life. Many times I turn to it to remind me to not fret and remain focused on God and not the circumstances.

The past is the past, you can not change it, but you can learn from it. What you decide to focus on early in the day influences what your focus for the rest of the day.

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