Feb 05 2016

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Five Minute Friday: Focus

The word for today is focus.




Four members of my family wear glasses. The youngest one got her pair last year. I don't know what it's like to not have clear focus on what I see normally–except now, when someone holds something too close to my eyes. Too close is blurry for me. My eyes strain to focus, but they can't. I have to pull the thing back to see clearly.

When each family member discovered they needed glasses, they didn't know there was a problem with their eyes. They didn't know they needed glasses. My oldest child and youngest both discovered their problem during a routine eye exam. Once they got glasses, they experienced proper sight. The “oh, that's what it's supposed to look like” was a small miracle.

It's that like in life. When our “eyes” are out of focus–and we don't know it–it's hard to know we are seeing blurry. What we think is true and right is off because we need new “eyes” to see. And when we do see clearly, when the fog is gone and we can focus on what is true, it's like a miracle.


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  1. Sarah

    Yes! When our eyes are focused on the wrong things, we lose direction. We focus on the past (or hope) for the future. But when our eyes are focused on the daily and just the next step, we can find the peace He offers! For our God is a God of the present.
    So glad to have found you at FMF (I’m your neighbor).
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  2. Lynette

    I pray that I keep my focus on my Heavenly Father. Things are so much better when I do.

    ~#8 at FMF
    Lynette recently posted…(FMF Friday) FocusMy Profile

    1. Cheryl

      So true. Keeping my focus on the Father makes all the difference.

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