FOCUS ON JESUS
“…let us throw off everything that hinders……, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus………”
When we are on a course directed by the Lord Jesus through His Spirit ministering to us, we need to persevere.
When there appears to be a slowdown or blockage, according to our human thinking process, and we know we are following God’s directive, we need to persevere.
At times things will be said or done by people who do not understand. Some persons may speak or act in a negative manner without realizing it. They may think they are encouraging or giving a word of caution.
During all things we need to concentrate on Jesus.
It is Jesus Who gave me faith to trust Him.
It is Jesus Who has given me faith to follow Him.
It is Jesus Who has given me vision to serve Him.
Jesus will continue to give strength, endurance, perseverance, patience, and vision.
Jesus will continue to give faith as I look to Him and keep my focus and concentration on Him and not allow distractions to affect me.
Our Lord Jesus knew what was ahead of Him in the distance when He knew the cross was directly in His immediate path. He looked beyond the cross and saw the resurrection, and saw that He was soon going to be with His Father in Glory again.
Jesus “endured the cross for the joy set before Him.”
Jesus knows what is down the road for me.
He knows what is beyond each roadblock.
He knows what is around each corner.
Jesus knows the future and He will carry me through the present.
God’s plan for my life will be fulfilled. As I keep focused on Jesus, He will work in all things for my good and His Glory. As I follow the leading of Jesus, lives of others will be strengthened in their walk with Him and also others will come to know Jesus as Savour and Lord.
Bondages will be broken.
Prisoners will be set free.
Barriers will be removed.
Yokes will be loosened.
Bodies and minds and emotions will be healed.