Hebrews 12:1-2 – Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, 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.
God is calling us to put our focus on Him. He is calling us to make “pleasing God first” our goal in life. Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We are called to “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”
If we do this, we will, with the help of the Holy Spirit, rid ourselves of all the things of this world that so easily beset us. Those things that are hindering our relationship with God the Father. I do not have to name them, you know what they are. Those things that bring upon conviction when you do them.
Why should we keep our focus on God? God has a plan for our lives.
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Romans 6:6 – Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
If we are to hold out until the end on this Christian journey, we must look to Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith.
There are other forces around us, and even inside us, pulling us away from God. It is a reality that we must face. When we start to focus on the many things to do around us that are not of God, we can easily lose our focus on God. We have to choose our focus in life on a daily basis.
The world encourages us to focus on it and take what it offers, but we are exhorted on today to cast off (throw off) every weight that so easily beset us and place our focus on Christ, who is the author and finisher of our faith.
When we focus on God, we forget about the past hurts, pains and disappointments. We are then able to focus on the promises of God that is written in His Word. Apostle Paul wrote these words of wisdom to help encourage us to move forward. To take our focus off of what was or what should have been and place them on God.
When our focus is on the past, we are not able to receive the things that God has for us in the present, nor the future.
When our focus is on God, we are wise in our decision making, the places we go, the things we do, the people we fellowship with, the things we say, the things we hear and the places we go. All with the Help of the Holy Spirit who is our comforter, guide and our teacher, we will be able to stay focus on God.
Remember, Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith! SEEK HIM! LET YOUR FOCUS BE ON HIM AND HIS WILL FOR YOUR LIFE ON TODAY!
God bless and do remember to tell the Lord thank you.
I love you all with the love of Christ.