So in my daily quiet time, I have recently been watching sermons on Youtube, and I wanted to share a few things I have learned. I hope that this will be a short and sweet reminder for the middle of your week.
The things that I am going to share with you are inspired from a sermon by Steven Furtick called “Fix Your Focus”, and I will link it below for you guys to check out.
In your day-to-day life, where would you say you put your focus? Do you focus on other people’s opinion of you, what you don’t have, what others are doing wrong, or worrying about your tomorrow?
One of the only things we can control is where we put our focus, and we can either magnify things of this world, or we can magnify God’s kingdom.
“What you magnify, you get more of.”
Many of us are focused on a different time. This can be stressing over things that have already happened, or concerned about what tomorrow will bring. Live in the now, and focus on spreading the Good News.
Do not worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself.
As promised, this post is short and sweet, so I just want to leave you guys with a few questions that Furtick raises in his sermon:
-Is your focus on seeking or finding? Are you just trying to find answers to your problems, or are you focused on seeking your Savior?
-Are you focused on then or now? God tells us that worrying cannot add a single hour to our life, yet so many of us are caught up in worrying about the future. Live in today- you cannot change the future.
-Is your focus on what’s not, or what you’ve got? He has already given us all we need. It’s so easy to want for things of this earth, but we need to remember that it is all fleeting. The Bible says that nothing is gained under the sun. Everything here will fade away, so focus on what you already have from God.
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
-Is your focus on fixing others, or working on yourself? God is the only one who can judge, and the Bible states that the same judgement that we put onto others will be put back on us.
Why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?
I pray that you would think about these questions as you go through the rest of the week. It takes a conscious effort. You will have to wake up every day, and ask God to fix your focus, but it is eternally worth it.
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