Everyone is in the middle of some kind of chaotic change, whether it be an entire season or a simple swift second. In fact the majority of us know it is seasons of change that can drastically change who we are as individuals. Change can make us more confident, it can shake us up, make us more resilient, or ruin all hues of hope. Yet, there is a factor that determines how you will be changed.
I call it the focus factor.
In any major season of change you have the ability focus on the chaos or the creator.
In the transition of the Job, we can focus on the promotion, demotion, our value, and the company’s future, or the provision of a God who says I know the number of hairs on your head and will take care of you. The way you will change, depending on your focus is drastic.
In the transition of a breakup, you can focus on your worth, whether there will be another, the feeling of loneliness, or a God who asks you to trust when the end is not in sight.
And when you find that your son has stage three lymphoma your focus will either be on the daily worry of test results or the promise of his presence regardless of health, wealth, or circumstance.
In Luke 2, the mother of the savior himself is left with the choice to focus on the chaos of a virgin conception, the birth of a savior, the presence of angels, and the threat of a persecuting king (talk about a season of change) or to think on what God might be doing and who He is through it all.
The author of the gospel says this about her focus
“And she treasured all things in her heart.” Mary was mastering the ability to focus on the creator and what He was doing instead of the Chaos that could have swallowed her up.
Let’s begin to change our focus from the chaos to the creator In the chaos, lets treasure up who God is and what He is doing. I’m thinking that the change in us which ensues will be drastically different than if our focus is on the chaos that we will continue face.