Where to focus?

A new school year has started, and children and young people and teachers are settling in to their new routines.

We took our son to his college and moved him into the dorms a couple of weeks ago.

Now to pay the bill.

In addition to the college bill, I had to have a root canal last week, and insurance only pays 40%. And, of course, I’ll have to have a crown put on the tooth.

In spite of the fact that I’ve experienced God providing for our needs SO MANY TIMES before, I found myself, more than once, leaning on my own understanding, wondering how I can make what we have stretch a little farther, and forgetting to just bring it to the Lord and leave it in His more than able hands! Sorry Lord.

My focus was in the wrong place.

Where should our focus be, as Christians, on any given day?

Should we, and do we,

focus on what we lack, or on what we already have?

Look at Adam and Eve. They had permission to eat fruit from every tree in the garden except one.

The devil came and shifted their focus from what they had to what they could not have.

So, when we find ourselves focusing on what we don’t have instead of what we do have, who are we listening to?

Let’s stop listening to that old liar and start counting our blessings instead!

I wonder, how long would our list of blessings be if we started writing one?

I think I’ll try it!

How about you?

Hebrews 12:2 NASB
“fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

 

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6 thoughts on “Where to focus?

  1. Amen. He has given us everything we need for life and Godliness! But then, why do I also worry about how I will get through things. Thank you so much for this beautiful reminder dear friend. Blessings to you today.

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