Focus Like a Goldendoodle

Winnie my grandog has focus!

I'm dog sitting my grandog Winnie.  He is hilarious. He's like a little furry comic.

One thing that blows my mind though about him is that he has FOCUS.

He focuses on his tennis ball. He literally can't take his eyes off it.  He would rather not eat than keep an eye on it.  He is obsessed with it. The first thing he does when he opens his eyes after sleeping is find the ball and put it in his mouth. 

Don't you think God uses these funny and entertaining things in life to teach us important truths?

Winnie teaches me focus.  I can't help but think of one of my favorite verses in the Bible found in Philippians 3:13

...this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.

The fastest way I lose my focus is by going back to past worries or fears.  Or going back to old ways that have never been productive in my attitude or thoughts.  

The BEST way for me to get focused, is by thinking about ALL God has in store for me and the calling He has given me. I think about the way He enables me to do things I couldn't do on my own.  On this VERY DAY I can be excited and focused on what He has called me to.

By focusing on that and reaching for those things which are before... I PRESS ON with focus and fervor.

Every one of us that are breathing today, have reason to focus on our Beautiful Father and focus on the fact that God truly has exciting plans for us.  He wants us to reach for what is before.  I guarantee we will be continually amazed at what He does as we reach for what is before. 

God has a purpose and a plan for me and for YOU!  Let's be like Winnie and keep our focus on moving and reaching forward.