Spotting God

A pirouette is a graceful spin that’s executed by ballerinas and contemporary dancers alike. As a child, I loved to do pirouettes in my modern dance class, whirling round and round until I was dizzy in the head and fell to the ground. As I got older, a trick I learned to help me maintain my balance and control was “spotting”—identifying a single point for my eyes to return to each time I made a full circle spin. Having a single focal point was all I needed to master my pirouette with a graceful finish.

We all face many twists and turns in life. When we focus on our problems, however, the things we encounter seem unmanageable, leaving us dizzy and heading toward a disastrous fall. The Bible reminds us that if we keep our minds steadfast, or focused, on God, He’ll keep us in “perfect peace” (Isaiah 26:3). Perfect peace means that no matter how many turns life takes, we can remain calm, assured that God will be with us through our problems and trials. He’s the “Rock eternal” (v. 4)—the ultimate “spot” to fix our eyes on—because His promises never change.

May we keep our eyes on Him as we go through each day, going to Him in prayer and studying His promises in the Scriptures. May we rely on God, our eternal Rock, to help us move gracefully through all of life.

Reflect & Pray

What problems have you been focused on lately? What has God revealed in Scripture about the trials you face?

Dear heavenly Father, forgive me for focusing on the problems I face each day. I know You’ve conquered the world and remain bigger than my trials. Help me turn my eyes and heart to You in every circumstance.

Published by 5thgenerationgirl

Tammy Wynette is a mother of three and a “G-MA” (grandma). Born in Warren, Arkansas, she currently resides in Sacramento, CA and is pursuing an AA degree in English at American River College, with plans to transfer to California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). She is an active leader and role model in her community, she works with teens sharing and teaching poetry, as well as providing insight for young parents to prosper. She has certificate from NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is a trailblazer & Griot, keeper of stories/traditions passed down from her ancestors. As an Author and motivational speaker it’d be an honor to present at your events to inspire, encourage & let our VOICES be heard! She has short stories and poems published in Our Black Mothers Brave, Bold and Beautiful!

50 thoughts on “Spotting God

  1. I love the pirouette analogy, Tammy. And it’s so true. Life can feel dizzying at time and focusing on our problems can feel like we are spinning off balance.

    My morning ritual is to say a prayer after I wave to T and the hubby as they drive off to school. A morning prayer, to give thanks and to seek guidance, always help Centre me for the rest of the day.

    Happy Sunday. 🙏

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    1. I totally agree, I have to read my daily devotional & pray to be able to tackle daily

      challenges and also a reminder of how I can improve or grow as a person while out in societies chaos.
      Which is why every now & then I’ll share here when one jumps out at me…& I’ve been too busy through the week to write, lol.

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  2. This is a very heart touching and soul stirring post. It’s because of God’s grace that I came to have wonderful friends like you who motivate me to keep going. Thank you so much. 😊😊

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  3. Beautiful Tammy. 🙏🏼 This reminds me of a couple of messages I was listening to this morning, “When Our Burdens Seem Unbearable” and “God’s Pathway of Brokenness” from Charles Stanley. Your last lines of prayer are spot-on when we allow our problems to take the lead in our life!

    I loved your segue into your story, by using the example of a ballerina’s pirouette that brought your message home! Awesome QT! 🤗🦋😘

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      1. I am having a beautiful, rainy, stormy day girlfriend. I love it! I get so stoked with days like today, just as much as a sunny one. Always something to do girlfriend. You have a FANtabulous day sweetie pie!!! 🥰💖🤗🦋😘

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  4. There is a Sufi tradition of Whirling….hence the “whirling dervishes” I have practice this and it is an amazing feeling to be whirling and whirling, and yet while focusing on my inner being, I notice absolute stillness in the center.

    Thanks for this reminder to not get caught up in the chaos around us and within us.

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  5. 💜 Funny Thing is that We ARE “God”/Goddess EveryOne; more Fools Us for Believing that The Divine is External
    …💛💚💙…

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  6. The moment I awake I think of God and offer my gratitude for the gift of the new day.
    Don’t know how it will unfold (I could die midday, you know) but I honor the gift anyway.
    Thanks for the lovely post. Totally agree. I bless you.

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  7. Oh God have mercy on me! I have often focused on my problems instead of on God’s word. What a wonderful piece to draw inspiration from! What a perfect and timely soft rebuke and exhortation! I enjoyed reading this, my friend. Many thanks to you for such a wonderful teaching. The beginning is hooking as so is the body and the helpful prayer. God bless you for this ❤

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