Thursday, December 5, 2013

Focus on what matters

We all have situations that can become overwhelming at times.  However, always remember that you should only focus on the things that are important.  For instance, when you are going through some issue, do everything in your power to do what you can do, but don’t focus on what you can’t change.  Once you have done all you can just patiently wait upon the Lord to resolve things for you.  Don’t stress over it.  When we stress over it, it means we have taken the burden off the Lord’s shoulder. 

Why do we do this when the Lord has specifically said that He wants to work things out for us, He wants to provide a perfect outcome for us. Therefore, do not intervene in the things of the Lord, He knows what is best for you.  You cannot change the outcome of a situation, anyways.  Jeremiah 31:25 says, I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint."  1 Corinthians 16:33 says, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Don’t waste your days pondering over something you cannot change.  Instead, while you wait upon Him, put your entire mind on Him.  Focus on the heavenly things. Jesus said in John 15:7, “Stay joined to me and let my teaching become part of you.  Then you can pray for whatever you want, and your prayer will be answered.”  This clearly means to come to Him first.  We need to learn to seek in His terms, not ours.  If we do this, we will experience His saving power.  Psalm 91 says, “Live under the protection of God Most High and stay in the shadow of God All-Powerful.”  Learn to move forward and look at the bright side in your situation. 

When we seek His approval first, we are guaranteed that the outcome is going to be in our favor no matter if we agree with His final decision or not. 

Psalm 16  The Lord Has the Final Word
1 We humans make plans, but the Lord has the final word.
We may think we know what is right, but the Lord is the judge of our motives.
Share your plans with the Lord and you will succeed.

Listen, thank God that we have Him to conquer our battles.  The Lord says in Psalm 91:14-16, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and keep you save.  When you are in trouble, call out to me.  I will answer and be there to protect and honor you.  You will live a long life and see my saving power.”


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