Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word. Psalms 119:36-37 (NIV)
I have this kid who is so easily distracted. When she struggles with a math concept or can’t decode a word, I don’t know if she truly can’t do it or if she just can’t concentrate. I have seen few kids who have this much trouble focusing!
I wonder if God says that about any of us! I wonder if He is asking how many of us would not struggle nearly as much in our lives if we would just focus on Him. Last night I found myself complaining to my mom and husband about work related issues. After whining for a long time, wasting time on Facebook, and then whining some more, it occurred to me that I really hadn’t prayed about any of it.
Boy, did I feel dumb! My focus was in the wrong place. I was too easily distracted by the world around me. What did I do? I humbly prayed. A LOT!
I didn’t wake up this morning with all the answers at my fingertips, but I do have more focus. I have confidence that I can at least move in the right direction.