How easy it can be to focus on the wrong things. Stuff catches our attention and then before we know, it has a hold on us.
Those recurring thoughts don’t have to be very big to feel big.
The small situations in life can easily become massive obstacles that seem insurmountable.
A little word can become large in the imagination if given room to grow.
The challenge for us all is to ensure we give focus to the good in our lives. I know and understand like the rest of us how difficult this can be when we are in tough times, have issues to work out, are feeling lonely, hurt or confused.
All I can do is encourage you that even though all these things may be happening, we should be doing our utmost in the midst of them to keep looking up, to keep looking to the Lord and to hone in on the best of all that God is doing in our life right now.
I know it can be easier said that done but here’s the reminder that sometimes we need ~ don’t give the devil any room, to tell you that things will never improve, that this is as good as it gets, that God isn’t really interested in you and your future. Remember he is the father of lies and that all he is about is wanting to deceive us.
This scripture comes to mind… ‘Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things’. (Philippians 4:8 ESV)
What has your attention? Let it be these things. It can take some effort, some digging on part when the other stuff is easier to see but God is always at work. The rewards of what may need to be a very deliberate choice will bring its reward. Peace. Harmony. God on your side. A place to flourish
What you have learned and received and heard and seen…practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:9 ESV)