I was driving a while back in some fairly dense fog when a thought occurred to me. It’s amazing how fog and low visibility can change roads that I’ve driven on for the majority of my life from safe and known to dark and treacherous.
I think it’s the same way when we lose focus on what really matters in our lives.
I know in my life I get so busy working and doing things that I forget to sit and rest and enjoy family and friends. I forget that these times are few and far between and take them for granted.
I get unfocused and let the pursuit of “stuff” get in the way of doing good with what God has blessed me with.
And before I know it, I’m walking down the same roads I’ve been down a million times all the while feeling completely lost. I don’t recognize the path that I’m on because it’s covered in the fog of my selfishness and my focus is skewed.
It’s the fog.
It slowly creeps in from almost out of nowhere, but if you really look at the conditions, they’ve been building that way for a while. The conditions are perfect. It’s a damp and humid time, and then the temperature is just right and dense enough for the fog to take over.
We try to claw our way out of the fog by sometimes doing more work than is necessary. Sometimes we just need to sit back and relax and just wait. Then sometimes we need to turn on the extra lights and fight our way through. Walking through the fog is going to be a struggle.
But it helps to know what you’re fighting against.
It’s gone in a moment.
But it can be treacherous.
What are some ways you use to get your focus back?