Sadly, many people have no focus or direction in their lives. They are just drifting aimlessly. They are aiming at nothing and they are hitting it every time!
We need focus in our life. We need direction.
No matter what kind of traveling you’re doing, whether it’s through life or across the country by car, if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll never know if you’ve arrived. Taking just any road will leave your fulfillment to chance. That’s not good enough.
How to find your focus in life
We need to order our lives in such a way that we are intentionally paying attention to the things that matter most to us.
Our crammed schedules, endless to-do lists, demanding jobs and families, constant noise and anxieties keep us from actually making the changes we desire.
We often find ourselves unfocused and distracted.
Living out our priorities calls for a conscious, purposeful plan. It requires thoughtfulness.
For myself, I have broken down the priorities of my life into four different categories: My relationship with God, My relationships with others, Work or activity and Rest.
1. My relationship with God:
- Daily focused time in prayer and reading the bible.
- Yearly getaway for spiritual growth and refreshment.
- Read 2 books a month.
- Deepen prayer life.
2. My relationships with others:
- Make Lauren my number one relational investment.
- Focused connecting time with Bethany, Sydney and Mallory from after supper to bedtime.
- Be part of a care group.
- Intentional connections with people in and outside the church.
- Find a mentor/coach.
- Refine and teach spiritual formation practices: belonging, believing, becoming and being.
- Delegate and empower ministry leaders.
- Blog 4-5 times a week.
- Finish unfinished projects around the house.
- Practice financial stewardship.
- Be home more nights than I am out.
- Walk 3-5 times a week.
- Schedule life around breaks instead of breaks around life.
- Find and pursue a hobby.
- Read a book a month at home.
- Weekly Sabbath.
Spend some time this week writing out your priorities. You don’t have to use these four categories but they are a great start.
Don’t be like the people who are drifting aimlessly through life. Find your focus and live it out!
What are some of your priorities right now?