Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When You Focus on What You Want....

It was meant to be inspirational, but when I saw it, I cringed inside. I had been searching for some "wall words" to put over my kitchen window .... a hazzard of spiffing things up a little bit with a dab of paint. Once the lid is off the jar containing all the things I want to do for my house, they all rush to the forefront of my mind.

So, this quote was doubly timely.

It pained me, physically, when I read it. My heart seemed to pause in my chest while the "danger, danger, danger" alarms sounded deep within. I realize its purpose is to remind people to focus on the goal, and thus attain it.

Yet, when I read it, I can't help but move the emphasis from "focus" to "want". And I do believe it is true that when we "focus on what [we] WANT, everything else falls away" - family, relationships, responsibilities, God.

Dreams, hopes and goals are wonderful things. I love to dream of the ways I'd like to update, rearrange and remodel my house. It's OK to "want", but my focus needs to be elsewhere.

Help me to want what You want, and to want You most of all....

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