Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time Out!

I had an unusual "family fix" during Labor Day weekend. All the little Webbers were at our house (ok, AND their parents - except Heidi). So much fun. So much energy.

Danita brought squirt bottles for the boys to play with. There was one main rule - no squirting in the face! I love optimism!!!!! We learned the principle, "you tend to shoot where you're lookin'!" That's a lesson we learn in all kinds of areas....we tend to steer where we're lookin' .... we tend to eat what we're lookin' at ... you know how it goes!

So, are you looking at what you REALLY WANT to be aimed at???? Are your meditations leading you to a place full of Life? Or, is your mental focus on what's happening around you that you wish wasn't, or what COULD happen that you wish wouldn't?

You probably know where I'm going with this - FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS. (Heb. 12:2) As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. (Prov. 23:) Be intentional about what you are allowing your mind to focus on. When you find you're aiming at the very thing you didn't want in your life yell, "TIME OUT FROM SQUIRTING!" (Well, it worked for Jack!) Sometimes we NEED to say out loud - "Time Out"...stop rehearsing that situation, conversation or future possibility over and over and over again. We have a choice, just like the little Webbers did, about where our thoughts aim.


Sarah Sunday said...

Thanks Jeanette!
Thanks for reminding me to keep my eyes open to see my path instead of feeling my way through :)

lmnamn said...

Thank you, the timing is wonderful.