Day 234: Focus

Happy Sunday and Day 234 of Another 100 Days of Hannah …and Counting, y’all!

How many of you routinely feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day for everything that you should, or at least would like to, accomplish?

I know, it’s something I’ve talked about before, but the idea’s been weighing on my mind more this past week, especially yesterday as I was cleaning my house in preparation for game night.

When I lived in Texas, I’ll admit: it felt like I had life pretty well figured out. I swept daily, and vacuumed and ran laundry once or twice a week. Some nights were late, but, I generally felt like I had time to, you know, live, in addition to working full time, spending time with friends, working out daily, and being involved at church.

Now? Well, most days it feels like I’m fighting to keep my head above water. I may vacuum once or twice a month. There’s a laundry list of items thatI would really like to accomplish… if only I had the time – writing music, working out consistently, garden projects, rearranging my house, podcasting, painting… I could go on for days.

This past week, one of my morning podcasts was talking about focus. It’s something that, at least according to the speaker, is lacking in society today. Looking at my own life, I can’t say that I disagree. It’s so easy for me to get caught up in every little thing – getting distracted by seemingly everything that passes my way, rather than pushing on toward a single goal.

Why? Because, frankly, I struggle with knowing what truly matters. So often, as I rush through my day, believing that everything is important. No wonder life feels busy, yet unfulfilling to so many of us so much of the time. This is the peril of a life without focus. Like a poorly imaged photo, our lives become blurred.

God, give me the clarity to focus on what matters to you.

Catch y’al tomorrow,