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May 4, 2011

_Proverbs 4: 23, 25-27

Verses on Focus are very important for me right now, with camp season upon us, business being busy, and additional travel considerations…I have a hard time focusing on anything but the tyranny of the urgent.  Lord, please focus me as a finely tuned instrument.  I choose to turn to YOU today for guidance for my next step.
The Message version says, “Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.”  Things of evil are certainly sideshow distractions – but how about things that are “good”?  Sure.  There are many good things that are an enemy of “best”.  Jesus, give me Your wisdom here.  Earlier in Prov 4:7 it says, “The beginning of wisdom is; ACQUIRE WISDOM; and with all your acquiring, get understanding.  I like the NIV translation…”and though it cost all you have, get understanding.”  The Amplified version says it a little differently:
7The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation).

These things – wisdom & discernment – only come from one Source – YOU.  I need to hear from You.  I want to pursue You.  I want to ignore all of the sideshow distractions and follow hard after You.  I want to take my direction from You only.  Please give me ears to hear and eyes to see what you are doing today.  Otherwise, I will miss it completely.  I am also desperate for Your steely eyed focus.  Without it, I’m just flitting about.  I have serious ADD right now with all that is on my plate.  Give me the courage to say NO to the things that will take me off the focus.  Give me supernatural abilities to sift, sort, delegate and take on only what I need to take on right now.  Create time for me to do what I need to do as I focus on You.  Admittedly, I’ve not known where to start with You as of late, and so, that indecision breeds ignorance (and the act of ignoring you).  The enemy is placing all sorts of “shiny objects” around me that are taking my eye off the ball.  It is mind numbing.  Too much incoming traffic….  I need & thirst for Your still small voice – either turn up the volume please Lord or give me the ability to hear you above the din.  Draw me into the alcove.  Give me the ability to see the “burning bushes” around – things that You are speaking through.
I love You Lord.  Thank You for Your acceptance and Your grace.  Please give me favor among men today.
One Comment leave one →
  1. RedneckMotherTX permalink
    July 4, 2011 9:57 AM

    Good, Jason. I LOVE “tyranny of the urgent.”

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