Five Minute Friday :: Focus {link up}

Today is a beautiful Saturday to write for five minutes without worrying about editing, and I’m glad there’s a bunch of us doing this together! Click here to find out more. 

This week’s prompt is: FOCUS


When you point a camera at something and take a picture, you’ll have an image of what you focused on. The same thing goes for our Christian walk—the picture of our lives is based on our focus (is it on Jesus?).

Often, we have a finger-pointing focus. Sometimes it is because we are hurting and want the pain to stop. And sometimes it’s because we feel we are superior to someone else in biblical knowledge, or maybe it is because we just get annoyed with that person. But our finger points, and our words flow, and we end up feeling blah.

Jesus wants our focus to be on Him. Yes, reading the Word is essential to gaining understanding and wisdom, but even Jesus said that isn’t where we’ll find Him.

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life,” (John 5:39-40 NASB).

Jesus wants us to seek Him. The Bible tells us who He is, and it points us to Him, but it is up to us where we want to focus. What is our motivation? Always, that needs to be the question we ask ourselves. Do we just want to be rid of pain and irritation? Do we want to be left alone? Are we prideful, and by virtue of that pride, are we embarrassed by someone?

When our focus is in the right place, we’ll see the grand picture from God’s point of view, and our selfishness won’t blur the beauty.



  1. Very thought-provoking! Thank you for posting!

  2. Hi, Selena, those are some thought-provoking questions. Why am I coming to Jesus right now? Is He really my focus or my comfort? I love your analogy of the camera focusing too. Focus and a lens go hand and hand. (Love your snow tree on the left too--did you take that?) Thanks for sharing your thoughts! -Christina @, #56 at #fmf


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