Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christ is the Focus

"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." - Galatians 6:14

It's so easy to lose focus, to make huge issues out of small things. I've posted a lot about living at home recently, for I've been thinking about it and how I should explain what I'm doing. However, I don't want that to be the focus of this blog or of my life.

Jesus Christ is the focus. My identity is found in Him. My relationship with Him is the main thing in my life - nothing else really matters in the grand scheme of things. Through searching of His Word and praying for guidance He does show me how I should live, but He should still be the focus in it all. I am a daughter, a sister, a dance teacher - but I am a Christian first and foremost.

I want to keep Christ as the focus. I apologize if I've made other things (such as staying home) the focus recently. In my life, I want to focus on glorifying the Lord in all that I do. I do this where I am and in what I do - but other things should be of less import than pointing people to Him.

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31


Ella said...

Anna, I don't think you haven't made Christ your focus. IN all of your writing, you make it perfectly clear that Christ is your guide, that you honoring Him with it all!

Just thought you would like my opinion, dear =)

Sheila said...

Yes yes yes!!! Thank you for this reminder Anna. We all need it, all the time. :-)


The Henderson Family said...

What a wonderful post. As a homeschooling mother of two daughters ages 14 and 10 I must admit I am getting a bit worried about the way the "stay-at-home daughter movement" has taken on a life of it's own. It seems to separate godly Christian homeschooling girls into two camps those who stay home and those who go to college.

I say may it never be!!! Let us remember one thing and one thing only we are all daughters of the king. After graduating from high school girls have MANY choices period. The only choice that has lasting meaning is the choice to accept Christ as Lord of your life.

It is not wise for us once Christians to draw distinctions among ourselves or to spend time separating into camps. As I have read your blog I have been so encouraged to see that you and your friend, I think her name is Miriam are still so close eventhough you have chosen to stay home and she is in college. You are both still godly young Christian women allowing God to lead you in two different directions. One choice is not better than another. It is beautiful to see, and it gives young girls like my daughters something to look forward to. The wonderful choices and opportunities that our Lord can lead his young daughters to in the time before marriage.

Thank you for a wonderful blogpost!

Marlana said...

So it's okay if you're annoyed that people give you a hard time for staying home. While people never give me a hard time about that one (probably since I got the college degree), I do get criticized for not going a more traditional career route. I usually ask if they think my vision is too small.Then I tell I am ministry focused rather than career focused, and if changing the world is too small of a dream, I suspect I can't please them. Usually they get quiet. If not, and they persist that I just have a "pipe dream," I tell them I'm sorry their youthful dreams were crushed but why crush mine.

So come up with a good punch line.

You rock.

Henderson family: hah! Yes, that is so true. Then you have girls like me that are just totally not in either camp. I don't do normal careers, but I'm far from a stay-at-home daughters as I'm living at home one second, gone the next, and have all of my own visions and ministries. I tell girls to go where God leads them, not what other people think is best.

Miriam Rebekah said...

Much-needed reminder. Thank you!

Cia said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful post. This one really struck me hard. Thanks for reminding me that Christ should be the main focus in my life. :)

-Cia :)