Now, most bloggers are natural writers, so stopping to think is kind of a profession. It seems who we are. If we do not think, we generally do not blog. So it is preaching to the choir.
But with my children, and with myself as well, I am adopting and training a new habit of stopping periodically in the day, turning noise/tech off and thinking. Seem silly? I will tell you why. Many are so distracted and tech addicted and other pleasure addicted (pharmaceuticals, drugs, porn, sex, idolatry, work, gambling, gaming, etc) that they do not stop to think for themselves unless it is of the drug of choice or entertainment in front of you. Thinking has become passe, boring, and most people feel a complete waste of time.
In fact, it is what we as a society are lacking. And for good reason. Those who would control and use and/or destroy us do not want us to think about it, just spend, be addicted, be distracted, give all our money, need them to take power over us. Not thinking could definitely lead to our demise as a society. So what can we do about it? Put everything down periodically and just be still and think. Not empty our mind, that has its own serious dangers. But think in stillness. And there is plenty to think about, I need not give you topics. A good practice is to read a Bible verse or chapter then think about it. Or pray then think about it. Or talk quietly with a friend/family member then think about it. See a need and think about how to solve it. If this becomes a habit, society and we will be strengthened considerably and our lives improved and much more enjoyable.😄❤
Jesus Christ should always be our focus. Always? Yep. We never ever go wrong when we focus on God and lift Him up in importance and praise and worship in our life. It is never time spent poorly, you never regret it, it is never a waste, you never have to confess afterwards, it is as it should be. This is true in church, in our homes, in school, in work, in the car- especially in the car-, at the store, in lines, at the bank, etc. Focusing on Jesus Christ will never lead you the wrong way and never be unrewarded. It is always the right thing to do. Pray, read your Bible, admire His creation, be still and listen, praise and worship. This will change your life and maybe those around you. Test this and see. Try it and be blessed. God strengthen and bless you in this invaluable focus experiment today!😄❤
When I focus on myself, I see the problems, feel the pain, see my flaws, limit my view, want more, etc. It is ugly.
However, when I focus on Jesus–read His Word and pray all the time–, I have pece and joy, see other’s needs, want to help people, minimize my pain, see solutions, see glory and beauty in myself and others, increase my view and vision etc. It is beautiful.
Thus, I am very foolish indeed if I focus on myself rather than Jesus Christ. I choose to be wise and focus on Christ. I choose this right now and will choose it again in a minute or hour or as often as needs be to create the habit. 😄❤
If I keep in my head and heart that I am always with or working for and with Jesus Christ, life is incredibly peaceful inside. When I focus on Jesus and my relationship with Him, I have energy for the moment and strength and integrity. I am therefore a better person, useful to my family and society, never alone, encouraging to anyone in my path. Because of me and my gifts? A little, but much moreso because Jesus Christ is so perfect and good that people are touched by our closeness to Him. We don’t have to be perfect to make a difference and be the light; we just have to be as close to Jesus Christ as possible. His goodness will trickle down through us to love on everyone we see. And all we need to remember constantly and pray is that w are always about Jesus Christ.❤😄