It is hard to believe that we are beginning a new decade – 2020. I have had many thoughts going through my mind of late and one of them I feel is the question that God is asking me to contemplate “What will God ask of me this coming year?”
What will He ask of me?
Will He ask for me to go beyond myself more, do more for others, and step out of my comfort zones? Will He give me more responsibilities – whether financial or personal – how will I handle them? Will I have to face hardship, loss, suffering, doubt, etc? How will I deal with those things? Will I crumble under the weight of those things? Or will I put my focus on my Lord and Savior Jesus? Will the world’s tumultuousness shake me? All these questions and more have made me think not only about where my focus will be, but upon what all who call on the name of the Lord will place their focus this coming year.
We get to choose
We all get to choose where our focus will be. If you focus on what is going on in this world you could be crushed under the weight of it all. If you choose to focus on Jesus, He will give you the strength to endure no matter what happens. The enemy, satan, wants you to focus on the world, he wants you to be crushed. Jesus wants you to focus on Him. He is the One who can lift you up. The book of James in the New Testament of the Bible tells us “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:10)
Whether You KNOW HIM or Not
So, if you are a follower of Jesus Christ I have made the following list for you to think about as we go into this next decade. This list is not just for those who call Jesus their Savior but it is for all who need a change of focus – “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Romans 10:13 To learn more please see my blog post titled “Will you open up the Treasure Chest? – Part 2”
To all whether Christ-followers or those who have yet to accept Him as their Savior:
- While the political world distracts us with division…
Focus on Jesus our King of Kings
- While the cries of the “unnatural” – that God did not ordain – continue to ring out.
Focus on Jesus the creator of man and woman
- While commercialism dangles shiny objects before our eyes.
Focus on Jesus the giver of all good things
- While the weather and climate change proponents shout “How dare you!”.
Focus on Jesus the One who controls it all
- While nations crumble and are in upheaval.
Focus on Jesus for all nations will bow before Him
- While people cry out against the races, and people of varying colors.
Focus on Jesus for He is the creator of them all
- While the financial world stumbles and appears to be spinning out of control.
Focus on Jesus since He owns the cattle on a thousand hills
- While insanity ensues and individuals pick up weapons to take innocent lives.
Focus on Jesus your fortress and defense
- While children are stolen away from their homes to be made into slaves.
Focus on Jesus and pray for their protection
- While people backbite and are offended so easily and always feel right
Focus on Jesus the righteous One
And the list can go on…
…see if you can think of some and if you have a “While” please share it with me but please also include a “Focus on Jesus“.
My Life is More Than
My life is more than following the Keto WOL (learn more about the Ketogenic diet).
My life is about my faith in Jesus. Learn more about it here.
May God bless you abundantly in 2020 – Focus on Jesus and you will be abundantly blessed!