Five Minute Friday – Focus

It’s time for me to link up again with Lisa Jo Baker over at The Gypsy Mama to take part in her Five Minute Friday writing prompt. If you’ve every wondered if you should take part in a link-up, just take a gander over there by clicking on the button below.  Read a few of those lovely five-minute write-ups and just try to tell me you aren’t touched and/or inspired!





Not everything is easy to see.  Like the forest through the trees, I often find myself searching for the significance in the daily.  Just when I think that I’ve found it, I found myself circling back to where I started and beginning the search afresh.  This gets old after a while.  I take steps in the opposite direction than I thought I should be headed because, frankly, I’ve given up.  The perspective I’m seeking, the focus I’m yearning for… it’s just not there.


At other times, it takes a strength of will just “that much” too great for me to muster up in order to apply the focus where it is needed.  These are the times that I simply fall on my knees and humbly submit my will to the Will of the only One who can directly it rightly.  I accept the pine needles and dirt, and even the  errant pine cone that digs into my knees as I stay on them.  As I get still and listen.
And ever so softly, like a whisper, and often in a Still Small Voice, I hear.  I hear which direction I need to get up and focus my energy on taking.  I hear nothing but The Way.  And I am able to follow.  And  I am focused.

10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Focus

  1. This is a lovely post! Very true how it is sometimes so difficult to apply the focus where it should be, and the only One who can redirect us is God. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comment!

  2. i’m finding the kneeling and standing still is very rewarding. 🙂 thank you for the visit today and I”m glad i stopped by too.

  3. Taking steps in the opposite direction?? YES. ALL THE TIME. There’s comfort in knowing I’m not the only one to do that! 🙂 SO GLAD you’re doing the FMF link-up!!

    • Thank you lady!!! It’s been a spirit booster just reading all of the lovely comments, alone. Not to mention how fulfilling it is to sharpen the craft of writing alongside others. 🙂

  4. I like how you said you accept the pine needles and dirt and even the pinecone that digs in to your knees…that’s a great visual. Sometimes it is hard to stop and pray and re-focus. But it is so important that we do it…and ultimately the only thing that helps us focus on the right things!

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