You become what you focus on and what you focus on only gets bigger.
Your focus is crucial in the process of experiencing the Spirit change your life.
Are you focusing on the fact that you keep failing, which keeps you at the cross asking for forgiveness? On an empty tomb expecting to find death? Or, on the life the Spirit is calling you to? Your mind will reinforce whatever you focus on – failure, death or life.
Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” Notice His focus. It was not on the challenges, but the answer – Himself.
If you want to overcome your challenges or failures, you must then choose your focus, Jesus and life. The cross and the tomb are part of the change process; but, they are not the end result. Life is.
Your brain (Rom. 12:2) needs to hear, see, smell, taste and touch the outcome of whatever area the Lord wants to change in your life. Let those roots grow deeper into your brain. When you do, a changed life is being produced!
In the coming weeks, we’ll talk about the process the cross and the empty tomb play in producing a changed life. But, never forget that they are not what you should be focusing on. Life is.
Take a second to picture yourself sitting on the bench throwing your challenge into the vastness of the sky. Are you searching for that challenge or focusing on the stars? Hopefully, you’re enjoying stargazing.
Once you determine that Jesus is much bigger than you, your past or your challenges, the sooner you can change your focus to Him, the One behind the stars, the giver of life.