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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Winning Wisdom: Focus On Jesus


Topic: Focus On Jesus [Sunday, 24th September, 2017]

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

As we walk with God we are faces with a lot of challenges. And so many adverse situations seem to want to weigh us down, or pull us away from the path we've chosen. There’s nothing we can do to avoid facing such situations, as they are strategically designed for our development (James 1:2-4). It is however important where we focus on during such times. This is because what we focus on becomes more real to us.

Have you even focused on not wanting to spend certain amount of money, but then end up spending it? Or wanting to achieve a feat, and then finding yourself  achieving it. Or, you have an injury on your body, and somehow it seems like it's only the injury that people accidentally hit. This is because whatever we focus on takes priority and becomes more real to us. Our anchor scripture is instructive on whom we should look upon when faced with challenges; Christ. “...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1‭-‬2).

Why do we need to look at Christ? Matthew 6:22 says: “the light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” When you’re filled with light, you see things differently and from a whole new perspective. You see things the way they really are. And then, you also see a way to get through and learn the adequate lessons during those challenging times. This is what looking at Christ does to us. It allows us to really see situations for what they truly are: to build us, and not break us. We are taught how to get through, and learn the necessary lessons, so that the next time we’re faced with similar circumstances we know how to respond to them. The Psalmist says in Psalms 121:1-2: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Look unto Christ as that is where light and help comes from, and not to the situation, where only discouragement and pain abides.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, thank You for being there to help me always. Teach and help me to always look upon You in good and bad times, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

By Esun Tekeme

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