Last week the word “FOCUS” became a discipline for me after a friend commented on how often we focus on our faults or shortcomings rather than our true identity, the inherent spiritual perfection that God created each of us to be.
FOCUS. Determined, I looked up the definition in Webster's dictionary. "Focus – a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding; adjustment for distinct vision."
Setting a clearer intention on "focus", an image of binoculars suddenly came to mind. What lens am I looking through?
Whether near or far, the object remains unchangeable in reality.
With that symbol as an anchor, I tried to pay closer attention and focus on all love and goodness that is always in and around me and others. To see God's Love, and not my own limited beliefs about myself and others that sometimes blur my vision.
Then something amusing happened on Father’s Day. Synchronicity was at play and the angels were at work. Elliot and I made a quick food run to help stock up the community cupboard. As I wheeled the shopping cart down one aisle, I came to a surprising halt.
On display was this large F.R.O.G.
gazing through gold-rimmed binoculars! Laughing, I looked twice. Thought had expanded into expression, and I learned a lesson. We get what we focus on! Hah!
Now I've seen lots of frog statues, but this garden frog was a first. And, since F.R.O.G. is the acronym for (F)ully (R)ely (O)n (G)od, what a perfect image for seeing with the eyes of God!
Fully Rely on God. I got it! But you know it wasn’t until the pic was uploaded that I happened to notice the truncated blue butterfly LOVE rock also on display. A gentle reminder to make an adjustment for distinct vision. To focus more on keeping LOVE entirely in the big picture.
Love is all around us, always.