Pulled in Way Too Many Directions?

manydirections “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” – Colossians 3:2

The Scriptural reminder from Colossians seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? Of course we should be placing the things of God above our earthly concerns.

However, as soon as we get out of bed, the mundane concerns intrude. What to do about a difficult situation with a friend, a child needing attention, pets to feed, yet another pile of clutter to tame, taxes to complete, errands to run,….the list goes on an on!

No matter what type of lifestyle we have, modern life pulls us all in way too many directions. It can be all too familiar to fall into living in survival mode, just putting out the fires as they arise and falling into bed exhausted at the end of the day.

Putting God, home and family, and all of the most important pieces of our lives first takes intention and real focus. I often have to pray for the ability to focus in my own life. And I’m learning that when I put my focus on God, the rest has a way of falling into place. It isn’t always easy, but He does make the way clear.

And so this year, I’ve returned to what used to be my discipline of spending a brief time with God before I ever even get out of bed. Focusing on Him focuses my whole day.
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4 thoughts on “Pulled in Way Too Many Directions?

  1. I spend time praying before I get out of bed too. It’s a great way to start the day–because I don’t always want to get out of bed in the morning. I start thinking about the day, and it feels heavy. But when I pray, I am reminded that I am not “running the show.” He is. He is both my purpose and my provider.

    Glad to be your FMF neighbor.

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  2. I’m pretty sure I would go back to sleep if I tried praying in the mornings…too hard to get up and move. I do find myself praying when I’m laying in the bed at the end of the day, but I confess I tend to fall asleep. 🙂
    Be blessed in your ‘focus’.

    ~#8 this wk

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