focus focus hocus pocus!
This is a clever little saying I’ve come up to keep our kids on track with whatever it may be: reading, cleaning rooms, getting dressed. Sure it is so easy to get distracted by the TV that may be on, that toy across the room or what our sister is doing. Lots of distractions all around us.
Well the kids are not the only ones who need to hear this. I do too! With Christmas cards still sitting on my desk to be mailed (if you are expecting one from us, it’s coming!), sugar cookie dough in the fridge waiting to be baked, gifts still to be made, bags to be packed for Christmas traveling there is a lot to distract me from the most important. This isn’t to mention the three little people that are hyped up on extra sugar and full of Christmas spirit making things a little bit more interesting to get things done.
So I’m putting forth the extra effort to keep myself focused on what matters most. Starting my day with Him, gleaning the extra patience needed for the abundant energy all around, the wisdom in what to do and what not to do and the ability to keep the joy and hope of this season alive when it so easily can be lost.
If only it was a hocus pocus magic trick with the wave of a wand that we could keep our focus on Him. But it is not that way. It takes time, prayer, and discipline to keep our gaze upon Him. I pray that just not now at Christmastime but all year long our focus would be on Him. Because His is always on us.