Focus Point

>> Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dick Button had a birthday a few days ago. His name brought to mind the many times I watched ice-skating with him as the announcer. I’ve actually seen some wonderful skaters perform such as Scotty Hamilton and Underhill and Martini. Their motions are so fluid and graceful as they glide across the ice.

But sometimes they spin like a top while staying in exactly the same spot. 

I researched how they could spin like that and then skate off in a straight line. It seems they choose a focus point and keep looking at it each time they come around. And the more centered they are the less likely they are to feel dizzy. A good spin also requires the skater to have a strong core.

Right now my life is in a spin, with me wobbling and moving from my starting spot.

Paperwork, decisions, new pattern to my day, empty bed at night, sorting through my husband’s clothes and property…all lead to me spinning. But just as the skater improves with practice, so do I. The first few days it was hard to focus and my starting spot kept moving.

My focus point is Jesus.

So even though I’m still spinning, my focus is certain and my core is strong. Each morning I turn to Him as my starting spot. I’m not exactly skating off in a straight line, but I experience fewer wobbles.

“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.” 2 Corinthians 4:16 (MSG)


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