Refocusing, in the Spiritual Sense

Refocusing, meaning there was at one time focus, hopefully good focus, however now, there is a need for adjustment.

I wear contact lenses so I do not walk through this world out of focus in my physical sight. When not wearing my contacts, I have a pair of glasses. These are great for at night while reading or watching TV. The problem is; I cannot wear them to drive or work on my computer. Could be the bi-focal effect or just that my eyes are more used to my contacts for these tasks.

Either way, I have tools to use for the physical focusing of my eyes. However, spiritual focus can be a little bit more challenging. Oh, how easy it would be to have a pair of ‘spiritual contact lenses or glasses’!

In reality, something better is available. Now before I go much further, I need to point out that when I speak of the spiritual sense, I am referring to my relationship with Jesus. I clarify this because there are many who seek “spirituality” through other means or processes.

I said relationship with Jesus. He is not my religion. No religion ever chose to take my place to pay a price I could not pay for a debt they did not owe. This relationship is just one of the situations where I personally have needed spiritual refocusing lately. Trust me, there are many!

It is not that my relationship is distant or damaged with Jesus; rather it is more that I have been busy focusing on my own priorities instead of what really matters, hence the need to refocus. I am doing this through means of putting some things out of the way in my life so spiritual focus can resume to a level that really honors the relationship.

One of the things, yes, just one, is how I view others in the grand scheme of eternal life. God has a plan to use people to reach people. It is His primary way of getting the Good News out. My dogs will most likely never get up in the morning and proclaim the Gospel message. It is up to me to go to all nations, meaning all people, and share this message.

For the most part, I get this. Then along comes that one person who reminds me that if I stay stuck in my off focused self, I really do not like to reach out. That one person who just rubs you the wrong way, you know what I mean, right? I know I am not alone here! And these people are in church fellowships all over the world!

Well, I mentioned something better than spiritual glasses is available . It is actually a Who, not a what. In God’s great plan for humanity, He gave us a gift, the gift of His Holy Spirit to guide us and have spiritual eyes focused on what He wants us to focus on.

The best part of His ‘refocusing’ gift is when I really need the help to not become distracted by that certain person or event (or more often myself), the help is there. The refocusing occurs as soon as I surrender, or put  myself aside.

What is true refocusing in the spiritual sense? Denying myself, and moving forward with what God has already planned for me along with trusting in God’s Holy Spirit to keep me on the path He has me on for the greater good of all, not just for me.


WOW! What a week!!!

Hey there! Thanks for checking in!

Have you every had one of those weeks where you just sit back and think (or even say to yourself) “Where in the blasted crap did everything go!?!?!?”

NO? Did you really just answer “NO” to that question? Seriously, what planet are you from, because I want a charter membership to your country club!

OK, so my gift of sarcasm is in serious overdrive right now because it’s Sunday afternoon/evening here in my world and my to-do list amazingly grew when I wasn’t looking!!!!

Well, in reality, if I choose to admit it, it didn’t grow, I just had other things to deal with that couldn’t be ‘kicked to the curb.’

I had ALL intentions of closing out my series on “Depression? Really?…” today, BUT, remember how I said in my last blog that I had really good insurance and was leading by example?

Yeah, that kinda smacked me in the fricken’ face the other night!!!

When the person you are seeing for help has you close your eyes and answer these “rocket fire” questions, and you don’t have the answer for some of them…I think the technical term is “regression”...yeah, I’m owning that right now…T-shirt, hat, bumper sticker, key chain, coffee mug, and all the other bling…I got the copyright to that!!!

So, before I get to off the chart with this…

The “Series” will be wrapped up soon, I’d like to say tomorrow, but nobody can tell what tomorrow will bring, so…

Well–Good Day!