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Distracted? Find Focus.

 

Life can be so distracting. I get up with one plan in mind and before I know it the day has taken a completely different twist. A life of thriving turns quickly into one of survival. You have experienced it and so have I.

So how do you keep your focus?

How do you maintain your sense of peace and purpose in the midst of the sudden change of plans and circumstances?

 Outside my upstairs window where I write I can see a glimpse of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Winter, Fall, Spring and Summer they stand in view speaking to me of stability – no matter what. They remind me of the One Who created them years before my life began and will still be there long after I go home.  My beloved mountains do not change.

 We all need an unchanging focus to steady us through the ups and downs of life.

 Jesus says, “Come onto Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you Rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

 His call to focus on Him is the secret to a life of peace and purpose.

 Focus?

Find something that you can focus on, something that will remind you of what doesn’t change. It may be a picture, or some meaningful object. It may be special quote or a verse. It may be a beautiful photo or some other natural scene that speaks to you of stability.

 

Choose to focus on what doesn’t change rather than the things that are changing or not working or out of your control. The amazing thing is that the more we focus on the Unchanging, the more we are enabled to handle the many little annoying things that do change.

 Find you focus today in the Unchanging.  My mountains speak to me.

What helps you?

 

 

 

A Peace that Grows

Someone  has said that “he only is advancing in life whose heart is getting softer, whose blood is warmer, whose brain quicker, whose  spirit is entering into living peace”.

 Peace, to be peace, must be a living peace. Oftentimes folks think that retreating from responsibility or becoming numb to life’s difficulties is peace. But true peace is a quiet within in the midst of activity and responsibility. In the midst of earthquakes and hurricanes, illness and loss.

 Have you discovered it?

 Although I am aware of my own continual need for growth in this area, I am also discovering the wonder of receiving peace and then responding in peace. Over time living in a state of peace can become as natural as breathing. And isn’t that what we would all like to experience?

 We live in circumstances that continue to challenge a life of peace. News and weather reports threaten our peace of mind. Friends disappoint. The unexpected happens.

 So how do we grow in peace? And is it really possible?

 Yes it is possible. And that is the first step to growth in peace. The more we realize and accept that peace is not a luxury for only a few but a possibility for us, the more we begin to seek ways to discover it ourselves.

 Peace is a sign of a growing life.

 Peace is a growth in adjustment. It is growth in maturity of character. Changes will most certainly come in life. Accept those changes. But remember what never changes and hold tight to that.  

 In a world filled with constant change fix your eyes on the Unchanging One. He will never disappoint you.

 Be at peace this week.