This week my husband, Chris, has been telling me off again for my lack of spatial awareness. Or as he calls it, ‘not watching what I’m doing’.
I don’t think this is very fair. I DO watch what I’m doing (for example, putting a bottle of wine on the window sill, which I did successfully yesterday). It’s just that I don’t always watch what I’m doing for long enough, (for example, nearly knocking off the glass that was also on the windowsill, as I walked away...).
Chris tried to teach me to play badminton years ago. He made one observation that significantly improved my play. He noticed that every time the crucial moment came and the shuttlecock was flying towards me, I would raise my racket and close my eyes! Now I don’t really understand me (or anyone else) having a morbid fear of being hit in the face with a shuttlecock, but that’s what I was doing. At the last minute, I would close my eyes. And when I made a concerted effort to keep my eyes on the shuttlecock right through to the moment I hit it, my play improved considerably.
How often is it, spiritually speaking, that we are taking our eyes off the prize too early? Maybe we start out doing something with God’s plans in mind, but very quickly we start focussing on our own concerns or ideas.
When you ask God to lead you, you have to see it through. Fight the urge to take back control from Him! Likewise, when you give your life to God - for HIS purposes - you have to fight the urge to start planning what YOU want instead!
Your life is about what God wants. Which is, in fact, what is best for you and those around you. Re-allign your focus and remember what Jesus said to Martha in Luke 10: 41:
You are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.
And by that He meant, you only need to keep your eyes on God.
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