A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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We must focus.
That's the key to doing all that God has blessed us to do. That means being inconvenienced if needed. That means smiling when we feel like crying. That means getting up when we feel like staying in bed with the covers over our heads. It all means forcing ourselves to do and be until it becomes second nature or habit. We must remain strong in body and spirit. We're not here solely for ourselves. We're here to help others so others can help others. We're here for people to see God's glorious light, because He is the light of the world and whoever follows Him will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.1
Focus means dealing with it if it glorifies God.
That's the key to helping others through their pain. I see it often, people in pain, especially young people. Some of them have very difficult lives and who am I to throw my struggles on them? Instead, I am a needed hand from God to help them sort through some of their challenges. So I must decrease as God will have me decrease. That way He can increase in order for people to see His glory and His love for them.
When I move over, God takes over. He won't do it with me in the way so either I will have to get out of the way or do the small part He birthed me to do. Then sit back and watch Him in action. And just in case you don't think He will do it, you may want to find a good seat, eat your popcorn, and watch the greatest show on earth, the same as it is in heaven. God will blow your mind. Don't even think to underestimate His power. Respectfully speaking, you will only disappoint yourself.
So, all of that means focus by keeping first things first. Prioritizing what's important and let no one, no place, or no thing get in your way.
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