Here’s an ‘eye exam’ for you. How do you view your world, your marriage, your finances, your church, your children, your family, your ministry, your job, your spiritual growth, the economy, the community…etc? Have you figured out how to stay focused on God or do you allow your mind to keep you all “worked” up?
What you choose to “focus” on is a big, huge, massive factor in your outcome and in your sense of well-being while you wait for your miracle!
Choose to stay focused on God
Again, the way you choose to see your “world” is directly connected to your (applied) faith in God. You do have a choice. It’s ultimately up to you whether you stay focused on God or on your problem.
For some people, and I’ll bet you know a few, their mind is immediately “made up” when they face hard times. They “lock” their focus on God’s power and intentions toward them.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18
These faith-filled folks are convinced nothing – absolutely nothing – is impossible for God! No matter how big the dilemma, it shrinks in comparison to His might and strength. that’s where I endeavor to “hang my hat”. I want to believe the best about God and what He’s capable of producing in my world.
“Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,” Psalm 113:5
How about you?
Christian woman! Remember this and keep focused on God through it all…
Jesus has the ability – in a moment’s notice – to turn your bad situation around. What’s more, He gives you the supernatural strength to endure regardless of how long as it takes. Cool right? He’s able and He’s strengthening you all along – that’s your sweet, mighty God!!!!
He is a Hightower – a place you can hide from your suffering and struggle.
He’s the source of peace when problems cause your mind to reel in whirling confusion.
He’s your very present Help in time of distress.
The heart of the most powerful people on earth is in His hands. He turns their desires whichever way He sees fit. He heals hurts and restores what has been stolen from you by the enemy.
With all He is to you and all He brings to your life, why look anywhere else? Trust Him with your problems and worries. Rely on Him to make your crooked road straight. He can do it and He wants to do it for you.
Your trouble won’t really last forever…
God’s Word is eternal; it will never pass away.
Go ahead dig into your Bible! Now is the perfect time to learn what the Bible says about your life. Once you discover the promises in His Word; pray those victorious words daily. Get them deep into your spirit so your eyes can stay “fixed” on Jesus.
Remember, the troubles of this earth will soon pass away.
They will not last always. Think of it: one day the stress of that nagging boss will be gone.
Those marital challenges will soon become a distant, cloudy memory. They really will IF you hang in there and learn to navigate the relationship properly. You may need outside help and that’s okay.
Your health issues won’t distress you for all eternity.
Those mean, hateful church members – hey, they are NOT a forever thing. It may feel like they are, but they are not.
When you think about the “big picture” of eternity, these are all temporary and very menial elements of life.
How and why to fight the inclination to stress…
Instead, resist the urge to stress over them or mull them over and over in your mind. Consider them temporary states of being and LOCK eyes with Jesus and His purpose for your life.
This is how you’re testimony is BUILT, Girl!
So much of faith is connected to your ability to “fix” your eyes on Christ in the rough times of life.
Strong faith is built in these seasons. Condition yourself to ride out the bad times and stay focused on His promises in spite of what is in “front of you” or how things appear.
Don’t focus on the lack, doubt, fear or the report of others. Discipline yourself, train yourself to keep your gaze in the right direction and you’ll see clearly.
How to fight the battle in faith…
- Read your Bible often. Keep God’s promises fresh.
- Pray. Pray. Pray. Even if only for strength. PRAY!
- Confide in a solid, faith-filled Christian friend to believe God with you.
- Fight the battle of the mind. When doubt comes, counter with scripture! Over and over again, counter, fight and battle in the spirit! Uses your sword!
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17
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4 thoughts on “Stay focused on God”
an important reminder is that God has the power to change things in your life but you have to be willing to submit to that power. He’s not going to make things better for you if you don’t think you need Him and can do it all yourself.
Great! Sara, the mind is a large piece of the pie. When I think about my problems, I’m defeating myself. Sometimes, what we focus on is not even true, much less lovely…You oughta blog about that! 🙂
Thanks Kaleb, love eyour site. Gonna check out the challenge. Sara, join me on http://www.w2wsoul.com. Will visit it after church.
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome Post!!! A verse I keep close to my heart is Philippeans 4:8. Paul exhorts his readers to think on whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable…anything excellent or praiseworthy.
Thank you for such a positive message! You are such an inspiration!!!
Thanks for sharing! It’s really important to focus on His purpose for your life and leave the rest to Him. My life changed when I surrendered control…now I put all my troubles in His care and I with every passing trial that I overcome..I realize more and more that nothing is too big for my God.
Thanks for your post on our site – http://www.w2wsoul.com.
We’re praising Him for the next 100 days as part of our Praise challenge. I hope you and your readers also join our Praise Band. God Bless!