We hear a lot about distracted driving and the importance of keeping your eyes on the road. With valuing our life and our focus we become more aware of distracted living. We seek to be people of purpose, creativity, and accomplishment, but when our focus has shifted and we are living distracted, our feet can very soon leave the path to follow the aimless wandering of our thoughts and we find ourselves way off the intended path.
The solution? Stay in touch with God. Pray, meditate, speak, write, listen. He has promised to lead you and help you live your life. When you realize that your focus is off (especially on those very real circumstances that demand attention or that grab you emotionally) return your focus to God as quickly as you can.
Develop the habit of guarding your heart and your focus. We will take on the image of what we fix our eyes upon, for better or for worse. Press pause and allow time to get God’s perspective. His ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours.
Remember the age old saying, “Let go and let God.”
Speak out that you are releasing the distraction or problem to Him.
Snap your fingers or clap your hands or touch your heart to connect your decision to your body.
Choose your thoughts with intention and determination.
Release any fear or insecurity to God.
Ask God to help you regain your focus and direction.
Take the next right step.
When your efforts to regain your focus fail, remember that with practicing new habits, new habits are formed. And sometimes you just go on as if everything is just fine. Distracted living? Choose your thoughts, guard your heart, and refocus. Keep going!
Loads of Grace,
From the desk by the window where the sun is shining in and my vision is becoming clear.
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Is your life feeling a bit aimless or distracted? I’d love to help you excel and overcome what is holding you back. The growth materials I’ve developed are helping women live a more transformed life. When you are purposeful about your own growth and faith, the results are amazing! ~Robin
(c) Robin L. Lewis, Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, September 11, 2015