With rejection and void appearing to be the most consistent thing in my life at the moment, I’ve found it hard to see God in my life and be certain of His promises. Despite rejection and emptiness, I just want to understand, is this life, is this a season, or just a part of my twenties? Does life after college equate to enjoying what you can to balance out the bad or not? I need to know.
I say all this to ask, what are you focusing on?
For awhile, God has kept repeating, “Focus on Me”. I have been so distracted by money, worry, fear, guys, school, studying, friendships, my family, self growth, and more. This seemingly never ending list has blurred my focus on God, while I concentrated on the things of this world.
There’s more to what God has said to me than focus on Him. He’s saying, focus on Me and all else will follow.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:33 NIV
That’s the thing if I seek him first the growth will come, along with provision, peace, direction and much more. But I’m not meant to seek Him with the intention to just receive. Rather, I’m seeking Him because He is God and He is meant to be first.
I heard a pastor say, ” if you have more than one thing on your prayer list, it’s too long…to know God more should be the one and only prayer point.” In it’s essence, I completely agree with this statement. In life, inevitably things will arise, however, God is aware of them. If our main prayer is to know Him and have a heart for Him there will be a fullness in the midst of lack.
“For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.”
Matthew 6:32 NIV
So I challenge you:
Instead of anger focus on God
Instead of anxious thoughts focus on God
Instead of sadness focus on God
Instead of stressing focus on God
When you’re broken focus on God
Through it all focus on God
“You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You–in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].”
Isaiah 26:3 AMP
Father God, I come in agreement with whomever is reading this. I ask that you give them peace. Lord as Solomon sought you for wisdom and you blessed him, please, as we seek you, and honor you, bless us. Give us a discerning heart and eyes that are focused on you. Develop a thirst for you in our hearts and teach us to love you. When life seems hopeless and overwhelming let your perfect peace and joy surround us. Thank you for your Son, thank you for your unconditional love, and thank you for this life you have given us. Build our patience and openness for your will to be done in our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.