Adjust your focus
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“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
As Christians, we all face difficult circumstances, from our health to our relationships, to financial difficulties. A few years ago, we were going through a particularly difficult financial situation. Whenever my wife and I face something in our lives, we find God’s promise in His word and hold onto. We speak life over the circumstance and stand in faith, despite what things look like in the natural.
During this particular circumstance, God highlighted something different in Matthew 6:28-33. Usually, when a financial need arose, I would go to this passage of scripture and be encouraged. After all, it tells us not to worry about what we will eat, drink or wear. It also tells us that our heavenly Father knows our needs. This was always a passage that would strengthen my faith.
But, this time, God began to talk to me about one of the reasons that He tells us not to worry. I began to see that my focus was off. Even though I was trusting in God, my mind was being dominated by the thoughts of what I would eat, drink or wear. I was standing in faith and speaking the word every time I would think of my situation.
What I had forgotten to do was to “Seek the Kingdom above all else”. I was captivated by my own circumstances rather than focusing on those around me. God blesses us so that we can be a blessing to those around us, but I wasn’t being a blessing to anyone, I was so enamoured with fighting my own good fight of faith that I lost sight of those around me.
The next time you face a challenge in your life, build yourself up, stand on His word and fight your fight of faith. As you do this remember to adjust your focus and don’t let your circumstances cause you to lose sight of those around you.