FOCUS

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Psalm 37:1-7

I am always wondering why people are always on the rush–in a hurry to get, achieve and have things, dreams aspirations or even meet the love of their lives. Why do we focus on things that will make us happy? Things that are mundane in nature. Too earthly, too temporal I might say. For us believers, God promised us that He will give us the desires of our hearts. But. do we have the right to say that God will give us whatever we want? Without focusing on what is justly right for us and what can help us develop into a Christ like character?

As I read the book about how thinking like Jesus will help us develop a worldview based on a biblical perspective, I cringed by the way we look at our relationship with God on a very dense useless way. I am not saying that all of the Christians are like that but, from time to time Satan was able to program our Christian lives to be built around a bunch of lies. For example, as a Christian marrying or finding God’s best may be of real importance. The decision of choosing the right partner and fervently praying for that person to come is one of the things that you should do, but you shouldn’t focus on that aspect alone where it comes to the point that you only think of your “future” someone and you forgot to consider knowing and fulfilling God’s purpose in your life. Satan can make you focus and build your Christian life on the school of thought fostering the perception that you need one person to complete you; do not be fooled.

Committing ourselves to God is more than memorizing bible verses, attending Sunday services and joining fellowships. It is deeply more than that. It is all about committing ourselves to God on so many levels possible–this primarily includes transforming how we think through studying and basing our moral, ethical and personal principles on absolute truths based on the bible. This has to do with post-modernization frame of thinking. After I read the book Thinking Like Jesus by George Barna, I will share what I’ve learned and my personal experience with the book. For now, this is what I’ve realized. Focus on God means dwelling on His word alone and adopting our actions and decisions based on the absolute truths stated in the Bible. Any principle outside of it, is WRONG.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s