If you want to stop repeating what you’ve always done, you must filter what you focus on. If your focus is on what you’re going through and it consumes your time and attention, than what you’re going through will never stop.
Focus on Jesus, glance at the problem. That is what the Holy Spirit showed me years ago, and trust me when I say, I didn’t get it right away. Today, as I read about the mass shootings going on and how much hate there is for police, I heard it again. Focus on Jesus, glance at the problem. WHY? Because when you’re consumed with the problem, the solution may be right in front of your face, but you’ll never see it because you’re not looking.
Moses took a whole lot of people out of Egypt and when they arrived at the Red Sea, that’s all they could see. They turned on Moses and asked if he had brought them out to die? But Moses chose to focus on God. He told him to raise his staff and the Sea split so that they all walked across on dry ground.
What problem are you facing today? Is it consuming your view? It doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s consuming your view, your time and attention, it’s too big! Since it’s too big and you can’t handle it, deliver yourself or heal yourself, why not look to God and ask Him to take care of it for you? Why not? What do you have to lose?
What you’re doing now isn’t working, so let’s try this; Focus on Jesus! He set the example by only doing what He saw the Father do. John 5:19, Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.”
So Jesus was only able to do what He did because He watched and listened to the Father. If we are to do greater things than He did, we must also keep our focus on Him and not allow the ways of the world and the things of the world to draw our focus off Him. He warned us that these things would happen, but said we are not to be like the world, we are to be love and allow the light in us to dispel the darkness.
Father, I thank you for watching over us and keeping us, whose minds are fixed on you. All these distractions are just that, and I can’t afford to lose sight of you, not for one minute. I don’t want to allow anything to cloud my vision of You. If I can’t look at others and see Your face, I will never see the good in them and the reason you gave Your son for them. Today, Lord, I choose to focus on You, Your love and Your ability to keep what I’ve committed to You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.