We have a saying in our church, “You give power and strength to what you focus on." For years the Lord has convicted me to completely grab a hold of
Php 4:8 Finally, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things.
Sometimes it is a real struggle for me to stay focused on what is good. Slowly and surely the Lord has been correcting me line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little there a little, decade after decade. For a good long while now I have been able to stay focused on the good, and stay victorious even through some really tough times. Matter of fact, I was kind of surprising myself and my family. I even blogged about it. Than last week, hormones and life hits me full upside the head, and I defaulted to that negative, glass is half empty mode. Oh, I hate it when I blow it, and full well know I am blowing it while I am doing it! That’s the worse.
Well tonight I was reading a friends blog who was making a choice to trust God in some difficult circumstances. Don’t you love the body of Christ; we need each other so much! I was encouraged by her example. So I have decided to join her and get back on the wagon and refocus back on what is good. I learned a long time ago that there is no hope with out Him. He is my hope, my strength, my strong tower, my very sure Rock. He is good!
2Co 12:9 and then he told me, My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ's strength moving in on my weakness.