Your Real Focus

imageI heard the most interesting question. “Are you living and praying according to your problems or according to your purpose?” One focuses on the problem. The other is on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of the faith He’s given you.
We are God’s workmanship. This means we have a God-given purpose for existing. Therefore, we have an enemy that will constantly harass us as long as we walk on this planet. As this is true, we can either focus on the harassment or what He has for us, whatever that may be.
Your real focus will be seen in your prayer life or lack of it. Are you trying to muscle through daily living? Or are you in daily contact with Jesus, asking the Spirit for the power to get what He wants done. Only the latter will bring a sense of fulfillment and significance.

The Big Picture

big pictureI was walking across a parking lot today running an errand when it hit me. How is it possible that in the midst of life’s daily tasks Jesus can be forgotten?
It’s possible when you focus on who you are not in Christ, but already are in Christ. It’s possible when you focus on the process of becoming like Jesus rather on the end result itself, Jesus. It’s possible when we get so focused on reaching goals and meeting deadlines that we forget who it’s all for, Jesus.
It’s like the old adage says, “You’re missing the forest through the trees.” The big picture is already accomplished, it’s simply a matter of time. Praise Him today for who He is – God; for what He’s already done – made you perfect; and, for what He will do – bring you to the finish line.
It truly is all about Jesus; today, don’t lose Him in the forest of life.
“S”et Free Nowww