Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vision: Keeping Our Focus

Since I posted The Road Map of Vision, the importance of keeping my focus on what God has called me to do is always present in my thoughts. There have been times in my life, so precious in my memory, when I knew that I knew that I was in the center of God's will. I am in one of those seasons now, experiencing the publication process for Benny's Angel.

I feel strongly that this book has a specific purpose in God's plan for me and that He wants to use it to touch lives for eternity.  More and more, I am inclined to pray about each activity I engage in and examine whether it supports that purpose. Once I feel confident that it does support the vision, I seek God's direction to determine where each activity should be placed in my list of priorities.

There are so many good things I might participate in, but as The Road Map of Vision points out,  I could be sacrificing the best for what is merely good. Learning to focus on God's best for me is an ongoing process, but God has promised that, as I seek to walk closely with Him, I will hear His voice telling me which way to go (Isaiah 30:21).  My job is to listen for His voice and obey.

                                                                                                                Laura Allen Nonemaker

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