MASTER OF NONE
A Series by Mariam Kazadi
God has asked us to live a certain way, He has planned ahead by giving us the word which is full of instruction for our daily life. Words from the Way is a writing series where I will share lessons and encouragement God has showed me as I aspire to live my life in a way that is pleasing to Him and encouraging others to do the same.
This month God has me focusing on my focus. In a series titled Master of None I tackle issues that surround the topic of focus, from what you hear and what you watch to planning and purpose. All in an effort to live a life focused on God’s will for you.
As we prepare for new seasons, new classes, new jobs, and new lessons, God calls us to a new level of focus. The saying “Jack of all trades, a master of none” is true AND doesn’t always mean you can just work; just go to school or just own a business, but you have to be in tune with what God is telling you to do so you don’t have too much going on. When you focus on everything at once you can’t be great in one area just good-enough in all areas. Eventually you will lose focus and end up discouraged and defeated; feeling as if nothing is being accomplished. As you walk into your new season you will have to rearrange how you focus and what you are focusing on in order to be successful.
Maybe you took the summer off to re-group and relax. Well now summer is almost over and it’s time to re-organize. Where you may have had time to binge watch your shows (I’m guilty of this), you now should use that time to plan for the week or catch up on that “to-do” list you wrote and never revisited (also guilty of this). I believe that God calls us to living a well-balanced life, which is filled with purpose and focus.
Proverbs 5 urges us regarding our focus and its benefits by saying (and I paraphrase) “My son (and daughter) stay focused; listen to the wisdom I have gained and give attention to what I have learned about life, so you may be able to make sensible judgements and speak with knowledge.” A very powerful command. No matter what new season and what area in your life you are focusing on, apply the principle of reaping and sowing – if you sow focus you will reap success; if you sow diligence and disciple you will reap balance and results.