Here's this week's questions: Focus: What Commands Your Attention
And here's Mary's weekly video: On the Prowl
In this chapter we look at this contrast, "The Wild Thing focuses on what she can get. She particularly wants the guy. The Girl-Gone Wise, on the other hand, focuses on what she can give." (pg 84)
The Wild Thing is always lying in wait for what she wants. This doesn't end once she "gets the guy" either. The Wild Thing wants the bigger house, the nicer car, the fancier clothes, the better job, and she's never just happy or content.
At the core of her heart is greed and discontentment. Which is not limited to single gals, but can carry over to marriage, having little kids, being an empty nester, being unable to have children, and any other stage of life you find yourself in.
A Girl Gone Wise is "kingdom-focused instead of me-focused." (pg. 88) Her main goal is to make Christ famous in her singleness, her sexuality, her marriage, the way she orders her day, her clothes, her actions, and in each and every aspect of her life.
Are we moving towards becoming Wise or Wild in our focus?