Yes, I’m still here. My blogging time has been limited this week by a crazy schedule and a lot of time focused on writing my book. I’m now halfway through section 3 (out of 4) of the first draft. My goal is to completely finish the first draft by the end of the summer. Then, hopefully, I can work simultaneously at revising it and finding a publisher. I am absolutely loving the research/writing process, but it will be a huge relief once it’s finally completed!
Anyway, today’s the day for another Five Minute Friday, so here it is:
Sometimes when I start working on a project, I get so focused on it that I forget everything else around me. I forget what day or time it is. I forget to each lunch, get the mail, or let the dog out. I just get so “zoned in” to what I’m doing that the rest of the world around me goes kind of blurry.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing. If it means I make major progress on writing my book, or working on some household project, or whatever it is that needs to be done, then I think it’s good. It’s hard to get very far when you’re constantly distracted and interrupted.
But it makes me think. What are we like spiritually? Can we get that “zoned in” during our time alone with God? Can we get that focused on Him, that everything else sort of fades away? Remember the words to that beloved hymn about forgetting the world around us as we gaze only on Him:
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
look full in His wonderful face;
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim
in the light of His glory and grace.