“So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn’t your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require?
“So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.” Matthew 6:31-33 TPT
I was recently reading about a friend of mine who lost her keys and looked everywhere for them to no avail. We’ve all been there. The search for misplaced items can be truly frustrating and such a time waster for sure! She spoke of how God put things into perspective for her; God whispered: No one has died. Your identity has not been stolen. You had a key in your purse. You could get in the house. All the keys were easily and inexpensively replaceable…even the Kroger card with your gas points—all replaced.
Life-altering, double no.
Thank you, God, for Your peace and perspective.
I couldn’t help but hear my mom say, “Once you stop looking, it will show up!” She used to say to women who were trying so hard to get pregnant, “Once you stop trying, you’ll get pregnant!” and surprisingly, 9 times out of 10 they did.
Simply put, what you feed grows, what you starve shrinks. That’s why Jesus said to prioritize what you focus on—God! When you become consumed with His Word, seeking to know Him and spend time tuning into His voice, everything else becomes seemingly obsolete. Problems shrink into the background and Gods faithfulness rushes in.
My friend, whatever you face today will be there tomorrow. You may as well enjoy the presence of God and magnify Him over what’s screaming for your attention. It’s the one thing Satan cannot stand, that’s why he constantly hurls his darts of lack, sickness, bad reports and causes you to feel depressed. He’s trying to get your focus off God and onto the problem. Most of the time it works.
Make the choice that today will be different. Today, choose to focus on God. God is bigger than any sickness or disease. God is bigger then any problem you face. He’s bigger then your questions or fears. He’s bigger then your lost keys or that bad investment. He is well able to deliver you and keep you. How do I know? Because He’s done it countless times before and will continue to do it. There’s no lack of resources with God. He’s got this!
Thank You Lord! You said that You conquered death, hell and the grave for me. Everything I need, You’ve already provided! Creator of the universe and all that I see, the God who was and is and is to come, You are well able to take care of all my concerns so I leave them in Your capable hands and rest assured, You’ve got this. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory, Amen!