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Brooke is a 30-something single woman who loves Jesus and is just trying to follow Him every day. She works full-time in the publishing industry as a managing editor and spends her free time making pretty things, writing and attending as many Vince Gill concerts as she can. You can follow her on Twitter (@magnolia615) and visit her blog ( http://www.magnoliagrace.blogspot.com).

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

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Brooke is a 30-something single woman who loves Jesus and is just trying to follow Him every day. She works full-time in the publishing industry as a managing editor and spends her free time making pretty things, writing and attending as many Vince Gill concerts as she can. You can follow her on Twitter (@magnolia615) and visit her blog ( http://www.magnoliagrace.blogspot.com).

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While I'm an organized multitasker, I also am a person who gets distracted easily. There are days where I'm extremely focused and I go to work and get everything done on my to-do list and then there are days when my focus gets pulled away by a conversation, something sparkly or simply an email that at the time seems way more enjoyable than what I'm working on. 

And sadly, I also have those days when it comes to my time with God. Many days I stay extremely focused on Him, reading my Bible and striving to do exactly what He wants me to, not what I want. Then there are days where I lose my focus. I get distracted by work, by relationships, by opportunities, by hopes, and I start spending more time thinking about those things than I do about Him. If I'm honest, sometimes reading the Bible and praying can feel like another thing to do on the list if I'm not careful. 

I never want my time with Him to become just another thing to do. I need that time, I want that time, I am so much more who I should be when I have that time with the Lord. I'm always grateful when I feel Him nudging me telling me I need to realign myself and turn my eyes on Him and nothing and no one else.

I once heard someone say that we should have tunnel vision when it comes to our relationship with Jesus. Focus on Him; we still see everything else but it's all in our peripheral vision. All that other stuff isn't as important as what our focus is. And while we may not always know if we're making the right decisions or not, He just wants us to follow Him and do our best.

He's in control; He'll take care of the rest.  

"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."

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