On Fridays, I love to stretch myself by participating in Lisa-Jo's 5 minute Friday blog party. Lisa-Jo gives us a word and we write for 5 minutes, writing from the heart, and not doing endless revisions of what we have written. Just plain and simple off-the-cuff writing. Visit her at her blog, Lisa-Jo Baker: tales from a Gypsy Mama, if you would like to participate.
Today's word: FOCUS
To me, the thing I want to be my focus is Christ and the home I will one day have with Him. This world is not my final destination. It's not all there is.
But I cannot allow the failures of my past, the wrongs that have been done me, the broken dreams to hold me back. I cannot allow even the pleasures of this world to entangle me.
"... But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus...." Philippians 3:13-14 HCSB
I have to forget about the past and fix my eyes on Jesus and keep going on my journey to Home.
I love the analogy of the book, "Pilgrim's Progress," that portrays the Christian experience as a journey, a walk sometimes following a treacherous path.
We have to stay on that straight and narrow path, even though the world tries to get us to lose our focus and follow a rabbit trail.
Focus on Him, and remember this world is not your home.