We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God! Hebrews 12:2 TPT
Have you ever been so completely overwhelmed by something happening around you that you had a hard time thinking about anything else? It could be a situation you’re facing with your children, or pain in your body or even a large bill that looms over your head. I have! It is not easy to tear your attention from something that screams at you night and day.
Paul gives a very simple solution for this; look away and fasten our gaze onto Jesus. But he doesn’t stop there, he shows us what to focus on and that is on what Jesus did. He focused on us, the joy of knowing that we would be His. He didn’t focus on what He had to go through, He kept His eyes on the prize, sitting with the Father, watching over us as we go through our journey.
Don’t get so focused on the process that you forget that God has a specific plan for all of this. Don’t be so discouraged at the length of time you’ve been staring at this mountain, rather spend the time in His presence focused on Him, giving Him praise for what He accomplished for you. Not only will the mountain look different after you’ve encountered Him, but He will either show you how to get around it or give you strength to climb it.
Father, I bask in the glory I find in Your presence this morning. You’re so amazing to me! So wonderful! So loving and giving. You’ve provided everything I need to get through this process and I praise You. So worthy to receive glory and honor and praise. May You strengthen me today for today. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.