There are so many things that pull our attention away from the central focus of what we have to do "next" and well, I am not surprised that people seem to have such short attention spans. What motivates our minds, what moves our hearts to move in one direction can be seriously compromised by the lure of the "next best thing" coming along down the road.
I thought about my eyes the other day. What are they staying focused on? All of the craziness of life, with my family, my friends, and troubles of this world?
I have to say yes, I have been focusing on the things of this world more than concentrating on what God has in store for me. Oh sure, I talk to God, probably a hundred times a day, but...had I forgot to listen?
Honestly, I haven't heard His voice in a while because I've been too focused on speaking my own concerns and deciding my own steps throughout my daily routine.
So today, I'm going to remember to focus on Him and His plans for my life. I'm going to sit back and actually focus on what He wants to say to me, and I know that my vision will get so much clearer by the minute.
And maybe I'll realize that when I feel empty, alone, or just unsure, it's because I'm longing for his presence, having lost track of Him by failing to focus on His great love.
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. NIV