I’m sitting in the car waiting to pick the kids up from school. I’m parked on the side of the road. Street signs, concrete, fences, cars parked, cars driving past. It’s a rather unattractive urban view. Or is it? For my car is parked beside a hibiscus bush in flower. Beauty there if I choose to see it.

“The law of concentration states that whatever you dwell upon grows. The more you think about something, the more it becomes part of your reality…. Whatever you believe to be true, whatever you focus your attention and energy on becomes your reality.”

As we go about life what are we choosing to focus on? Are we focusing on God or are we letting temporal situations become our priority? Are we focusing on what other people have instead of what God is doing in our lives?

We have a choice on what to focus on. To focus on the bad report, the hard situation or to focus on what God says about us. To focus on what is missing or to celebrate what we do have.

If there’s one thing I know for sure, when we fix our eyes on Jesus, fear vanishes, hope grows, faith strengthens and love comes in.

Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed – that exhilarating finish in and with God (Hebrews 12:2 The Message)


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