Where Are You Focusing?

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – II Corinthians 5:21

The church today, as a whole, is focused on themselves–their sin, their problems, their lives.

When we focus on us, focus on what we are doing wrong, focus on what is going wrong in our lives, we are causing more of the same to come to us.

The more we focus on that sin, the harder it will be to overcome.

The more we focus on what is going wrong, the more will go wrong.

Our lives go in the direction of our focus.

Why don’t we try focusing on Jesus instead?  Why don’t we focus on what He did at the Cross?

How He became sin for us?  How God took the wrath and judgement for all our sins–past, present and future–out on Jesus, the sinless Son of God?

When we put our focus on God and believing that we are the righteousness of God in Christ, we begin to do right.

Once we change our focus, we will change what we believe.  When we change what we believe, we change our lives.

Is God Faithful?

…as you have believed, so let it be done for you… – Matthew 8:13

Some times, as you are I am sure, I am tempted to want to see before I believe the promises of God.

Only hasn’t God protected me from more death experiences than I can count?  Hasn’t He had mercy on me so many times, helping me out of trouble that has clearly been my fault?  Even when I couldn’t see how, hasn’t He always worked things out for my good?

God has always been faithful to His promises.  He can be trusted to come through for us…if we only believe.

Our job is not figure how He will do it.  Our only job is to believe He will and act accordingly.

Whenever you encounter doubt, rehearse all that God has done for you.  Start to thank Him for all He has done in your life and for His promises.  When you make God bigger than your problems, doubt has no choice but to dissolve.