It was one of those evenings at the end of a long week and I just felt too tired to cook. So off I went to the Fish and Chip shop with my littlest boy. I put our order in and stood by the counter waiting. As I stood there, my son started walking around me in a circle. I watched him as he continued to do this, smiling as he passed in front of me. After about 20 seconds I started feeling a bit dizzy and sick! So I looked up and focussed on something else just above my eye level. I could still feel and hear my son circling me but I wasn't affected by it negatively.
In that moment I realised that this was an exact picture of how I have been feeling about the craziness of life lately. Life has seemed to be spinning round me at 100mph not showing any signs of slowing down. I feel like I can't keep up anymore. And God spoke to me. Life will keep on spinning and I will always be involved with things that are going on but if my focus, my gaze, my attention, is fixed on Him then I will not feel the effects of the spinning. This is a discipline, a habit, a refocussing that must happen daily and even multiple times a day. If I can grasp this, if you can too, then I assure you - things will be very different for us.
Hebrews 12:2 in The Message Bible says: "Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this reach we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed - that exhilerating finish in and with God - he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honour, right alongside God."
I hope you have a wonderfully blessed week!
~ Kathi ~