I need an hour . . .
. . . or at least I thought I did.
To get to work by 8:00am the latest I can wake up is 6:15am, to leave the house by 7:15am. We live 12 miles from where I work, but this is LA, I’ll need 40 – 45 minutes to be on time. Well last week . . .
I woke up at 6:46am! And to my surprise I was in my car by 7:20am, had time (kinda) to stop at Starbucks for breakfast, and I was only 10 minutes late. I would’ve been on time had it not been for a spinach feta wrap and tall flat white, but moving on, no excuses, nor blaming Starbucks.
I immediately started wondering what was the difference? I still showered and put on all my normal 3 different moisturizers (habit instilled from my Mom), got dressed, packed 2 snacks, and kissed my husband a couple times. The difference was I focused on one goal the entire time, get to work on time and as prepared as possible.
There’s power in focus.
Normally when I’m in the shower, I enjoy the hot water, and then launch into a frenzy of imaginations, and possible movie scenes. I’m still waiting for the day when Derrick is going to walk in and catch me doing karate chops and modified spin kicks . . . that hasn’t happened yet.
So, I don’t need an hour, I only thought I did. How many other “things” do I think I “need,” to accomplish “_____.” Maybe all I need is more focus.
“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.” – Proverbs 4:25
“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” – Proverbs 16:3
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.” – Matthew 6:33
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You.” – Isaiah 26:3
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” – I Corinthians 15:58
“Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.” – Ecclesiastes 9:10