Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Five Minute Friday | 10 comments

Fixing my eyes on Jesus.

Focus on the task at hand.
I’ve lost my focus.
Focus on the good things.

Those are all things I’ve said to myself before and have heard from others.

For a while I was much better at focusing on things and people, situations and tasks in the way to which I had grown accustomed.

I believe what they say about chemo brain.  Focusing seems a bit more difficult now.

Or maybe it’s not chemo brain.  Maybe it’s a new perspective on life that makes me want to get the most out of it and keeps me busy with studying, knitting, writing, cooking, visiting, volunteering, exercising, resting, and various committees.

When I first saw that word for today’s Five-Minute Friday I immediately thought of the verse in Hebrews that says,

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” – Hebrews 12:2

Fix your eyes, Amy.

Focus on Him.

He’s in the midst of the new opportunities and the old routines that I struggle to blend at times as I am drawn toward new changes having promised myself and my husband to not get too busy and stretched and yet I seem to be anyway.

Focus on You?  What does that look like Jesus?

  • Seek My permission so you don’t get too overwhelmed before you take on the next thing.
  • Soak in My Scripture a portion at a time and apply it.
  • Sort out and prioritize it all making sure you are caring for your spirit, soul, and body.
  • Step into the new having learned from the old all the while seeking My presence in the present situation.

Focus on Him. Seek.  Soak.  Sort.  Step. Doing so with my eyes fixed on the author and perfecter of my faith.

Today, I’m focusing with other bloggers here at

Five Minute Friday


  1. Wow! I really needed to read/hear that today! Thanks for reminding me where my focus needs to be – not on me, but on Him. I love that verse in Hebrews. I think I’m going to post in on my kitchen cabinet to help me keep focused. 🙂

    • I LOVED studying Hebrews and often am drawn back to it. I bet you could find a printable of that verse on Pinterest. Hmmm, I just may have to go find one! : )

      Focus on Jesus!

  2. Hi, Amy! Beautiful word about focus and fixing our eyes on Jesus. It’s something I need to do more often in my own life.

    • Denise, it’s so easy for me to keep my focus on the circumstances and/or distractions that come my way. I’m learning the value of focusing on Jesus in the midst of it all. Blessings to you as you faithfully focus on Him!

  3. Perfect. I love your choice of scripture today. I’m so happy we share 5 minute fridays together.

    • Susan, who knew how God would connect two bloggers who love Him during a Content Brew class? So awesome how He connects us isn’t it?! I would love to have the opportunity to meet you sometime because you are so clever and creative and I think, selfishly, I could pick your brain for some blogging tips and suggestions. You game?

  4. Beautifully written.

  5. Hey, Sister. Just reading this post today and had literally just been thinking how I’m challenged lately with the new (good) things (someone) in my life, blending with the old (or perhaps determining what needs to be left behind). Life has been all about me for so long…

    Love you!

    • You have much to take in. Praying you will see God’s presence in your present circumstances of blending. I know you ponder. After all, you ARE my sister. : ) Challenge prompts us to consider where we’ve come from and where we are heading. Just hold fast (another good imperative from Hebrews) to the One Who’s got it all under His control. Love you too!

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