Sunday, July 30, 2017

Shift your focus

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…” Revelation 12:11

In previous blogs I have mentioned how I felt as though God was punishing me. I had a wrong view of the Father. I was so caught up in ME that I didn’t truly take time to get to know Him. When we focus on us we will never be able to truly see what God is doing.  I heard someone say something along the lines of “You might think everyone is looking at you….but, Honey, you’re not that important!” And while that may sound rude to most, its true! We worry so much about what others think, how “I” look, how “I” feel, what “I’m” going to do and the truth is, the people we worry about impressing aren’t even thinking about us! Even if they were, their opinions aren’t the ones that count. Our main focus should be on Jesus.


It says in the Bible “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Your salvation happens in an instant but the rest takes some time. Day to day, it’s a process of choosing God. Allowing him to transform you, change your thinking and shift your focus from ME to HE! When we put our focus on Him we don’t get derailed by our circumstances because we know that our God is good and His promises will prevail! How do we know His promises? By getting in the WORD! Not reading your bible is like having a million dollars in the bank and never spending it. Adversity may come and we don’t always know WHY but we can have hope because we know WHO.

No one is perfect and that’s OK. God uses people from all different backgrounds, lifestyles and neighborhoods. Your past doesn’t define you but helps you tell your story. There's power in your “been through”.  You may have been knocked down but by the grace of God you got up! You’re alive, able see another day and that’s another chance to share your story and glorify our heavenly Father. Keep your eyes on HIM!
                  Be Blessed,
Steven Furtick