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Lately, my life has been a blur. Not because of going too fast but because there is no motivation just a desire to do mind numbing things. This is not a fulfilling way to live.

One day I was working on a writing project, when something popped out at me on the computer screen. I found a title of a piece I had no memory of writing. Even worse , I discovered that it was listed in a book proposal that was submitted almost two months ago. The problem? I never wrote it.

I panicked and called my prayer partner. Her response was not what I expected.

She said, “Christine, when I prayed for you this morning, I felt God was telling me, ‘Pray for her to focus on Me.’ So that’s what I did.”

I was going to argue that I did focus on God, until I stopped to think about it. That’s what He had been telling me for the past month and a half and I chose not to listen. My focus had not been on Him, and because of that there was no direction for my days. So I took her words to heart.

It’s been three weeks since that conversation and it’s been a struggle. However, as I have refocused and genuinely sought Him out for direction, I’m slowly getting back on track. It will take time to catch up to where I was, but that’s ok, because it will be worth it. My house will be in order, and all the accomplishments (big and small) will be celebrated and God will receive the glory.

Are you days lacking direction and in disarray? Have you lost motivation to get things done? Maybe you have just taken your focus off of God.

Ask God to show you the source of the problem. But before you do, check your heart and make sure you’re ready to hear what He has to say.

“Unless the LORD builds the house (the day*), its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.”
Psalm 127:1 (NIV1984)

*added for emphasis

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