Gratitude Day 398

Tues., Feb. 4, 2020

Philippians 1:6: And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.

Some days, life seems together.

Others? Not so much.

I’ll be honest. Concentration has not been my best attribute of late. In fact, my focus as rather sucked. (I know. It’s not a great word to use. But it’s honest.)

So, I needed a way to help me bring a little focus back into my life.

Here’s what I’m doing. Thinking of what the next best thing for me to do in the moment is.

Just one thing.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

It’s easy to look at EVERYTHING you need or want to do … and become overwhelmed. If this is you, STOP. Pick one thing to do. And do it.

Until you need a snack.

Or decide to check social media.

Or turn the TV on.

Or promise yourself that you’ll only surf the internet for five minutes. And before you know it, 20 minutes have evaporated.

This is what happens daily to me! I start, I stop. I look for a distraction. I find something else to do. And before I know it, it’s afternoon!

When I can convince myself to only focus on one thing at a time, I keep a little better focus. Which is nearly impossible for this person who has spent years and years multi-tasking.

Narrow it down to one thing. No more. No less. And then do it. Cross it off your to-do list. (Or write it on your to-do list AND THEN cross it off.)

God will do plenty of good work in and through you. One step at a time. One thing at a time.

Let’s partner with God and see all the AMAZING things we CAN do; one thing at a time.

For focus when I get so easily distracted, I am grateful.

Blessings –


Dear God – Thank you for being patient with me when I get so easily distracted. Thank you for not giving up on me. When I’m struggling for focus, dump a dose on me. Together, may we pick the most important things to do, one at a time. Amen.

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