“Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God.” Romans 8:6
A short time ago, I left Starbuck’s coffee shop saying, “God is good!” I had been at Starbuck’s earlier in the day and had enjoyed a cup of tea with a friend. I had been focusing on my plans to go home and do some writing and then go to my granddaughter’s jazz concert at 6:00 p.m. After returning home, I discovered I did not have my purse and began to panic. “Oh, no,” I thought. “It has happened again! I have lost my purse.”
I tried to focus on where I had been… the coffee shop. It had to be there. I called the shop, and they had not had a purse turned in. More panic. I decided to drive (without a driver’s license) to Starbuck’s praying my purse would have been turned in by now. I walked directly to the table where I had sat and found it nestled close to the wall by the chair I had sat upon. I couldn’t believe it! No one had disturbed it, and because it is black, it kind of blended into the shadow of the wall.
It wasn’t the small amount of cash ($14.00), nor even the cards in my purse that I hated to lose. It was a small pink journal I carry and use to take sermon notes on Sunday morning. Everything else is replaceable.
Lord, help me stay focused at all times on what is important. Amen.