Friday, January 06, 2012

Focus, Focus, Dominocus -- Choosing What's Best in 2012

If you’re at all like me, as soon as the New Year rolls around you start thinking about a few things:


 After all, I have this wide open calendar I just bought. So, I begin to think, how can I focus and be a better steward of my time and resources?

Honestly, I feel like I have to ask myself that every year and I still struggle with the implementation. Most of the time I feel like the thin layer of mayo I request spread on my sandwiches. I work, shop, run errands, do laundry, write, blog, speak, keep up with my husband and home, sleep, stay in touch with my children and faraway family members…there isn’t much time to add the things I think I should do, like exercise, eat healthy, and spend more time with God…

Yep, a thin layer of mayo spread over a slice of bread. How do I make it enough? How do I make it count?

For someone who has a hard time saying no, this is a challenge. I am learning that there are things I am called to do, like be supportive to my husband and putting God first above everything else.

And, I have been made specifically to do certain things that only I can do like communicate through my words, both written and spoken, to share what God teaches me. Learning those lessons first is the hard part—

They usually hurt…like letting go, dealing with disappointments, feeling rejection, or realizing my response to situations or people were not the kindest. It’s dealing with my heart and coming up short because I am human and broken.

As much as I don’t want to make 2012 complicated, it really comes down to simplifying my focus, de-cluttering my heart and planning to start each day with God because He is the only one who can burn through the rubble to enable me to see what’s important. His focus becomes mine as I look at the world and the work I have to do through His eyes.

Maybe I will have extra mayo on that sandwich after all. How about you?

May your New Year be blessed and filled with Him,



  1. I appreciate your thoughts - can relate so much with what you shared!

  2. Thanks, Emily. The months and years are just flying by. It is hard sometimes to be intentional but I know I will be more fruitful if I stay focused on Him.


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