The Right Focus

“…keeping our eyes on Jesus, the Champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” Hebrews 12:2 NLT

Isn’t it easy to focus so much on our own inadequacies, past failures and limitations in life? Saved by grace, we are being transformed gradually into the perfect image of Christ. We are works-in-progress, meaning it is possible to get things wrong sometimes. In such times, may you remember to lift your eyes to Jesus in faith believing that He who started the good work of salvation in you, will bring it also to a perfect finish.

Prayer: Spirit of God, help me keep my focus on Jesus at all times so that my failures and weaknesses wouldn’t stunt my growth in you.

Every blessing
Word of Hope Ministries

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Life can get very busy, fast and heavy. Sometimes living can become a challenge as life seems to always throw us at the deep end. In times like that, we need encouragement, a word of hope, a voice that assures that it gets better; that we should hang on. Just-A-Thought offers Christian words of hope in dispair, light in darkness, and strength to carry on.

3 responses to “The Right Focus”

  1. fiifiagyeiD says :

    This is so true. I am reminded of a quote that goes like this.
    “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jer. 17:9. Learn much of the Lord Jesus. For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ. He is altogether lovely. Such infinite majesty, and yet such meekness and grace, and all for sinners, even the chief! Live much in the smiles of God. Bask in his beams. Feel his all-seeing eye settled on you in love, and repose in his almighty arms. . . .. . . Let your soul be filled with a heart-ravishing sense of the sweetness and excellency of Christ and all that is in Him. Let the Holy Spirit fill every chamber of your heart; and so there will be no room for folly, or the world, or Satan, or the flesh.

    [Taken from Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne [(Edinburgh, 1894), credit: http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/the-purifying-power-of-delight-in-christ.

    • Just-A-Thought says :

      Thanks for the comment here Fiifi. I like this line “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ. He is altogether lovely.” A focus on self often sets up for bitter disappointment

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