"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's all about the FOCUS

Here it is July of 2015 and I haven’t blogged since last October!   I started to do so in the beginning of 2015 and never posted it.  But this post is still true today for me.  I am learning a lot about how quickly I lose focus….but also about how wonderful focusing is when you make it intentional in your life.  So therefore, I will put away my pride and share this post which I meant to share with you at the beginning of the year. Hope it encourages you as well to begin today what you may have put off in your life.


Yes, this is my 2015 word to live out
for this year.  At first thought about the word focus, it felt a bit tight and constrained to me.  But the other day, as I was sitting and talking to God  and looking up at the treetops outside, I felt Him whisper into my soul this word.

I had been on my walk and like always when out in nature,  I forgot about the hustle and bustle of other things and my heart was bouncing with gratitude for the beauty of the creation around me.  I stopped to smell the sweet pine aroma from a small pine branch and then sat down to thank God for the refreshing moments he had just given me. It never fails.. In these moments of thanksgiving, my mind becomes flooded with so many new creative ideas. They were all swirling around in my head. "How will I accomplish these ideas Lord? How can I get them all done? Where and how do I begin? But what if ...and ...and....I don't want to be a dreamer, and a researcher and learner only with no complete action taken like I have done so many times in the past."

Then I looked up again and quieted my rambling mind and decided to just stop, wait and listen......... 
wait Lee Ann..listen...listen..

And He quietly did answer me with a whisper to my soul: 

(I recorded his whispers into my journal)

"Focus on Me my child.Give each day to me and listen for me to tell you what to do. Do not be concerned about doing it all. When you make it a priority to focus on me, I will take all of those creative thoughts and systematically show and tell you what to do that day. You can count on ME to be there and to guide your heart, mind, feet and hands each and every day.  All you need do is make me your daily FOCUS first. FOCUS on me and my whispers... 
I KNOW you Lee Ann.
 I am your Heavenly Father
 and I LOVE you."

A man’s heart plans his way,
but the Lord directs his steps.
  Proverbs 16:9

Peace and amazing focus
 to all of YOU, my lovely blog friends!