What is my hope? Where is my focus? Is it on the purpose of my life or upon the problems of my life? Do my eyes stay on the goal or upon the obstacles? Purpose driven or problem sluggish?
The book I am currently reading…and am only into the 2nd chapter…is hitting me smack in the face. Convicting. Awakening. Thought-provoking. (This may turn into a book review as much as about the impact it is having on me.)
“Everyone who hears my words and obeys them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25 It rained hard, the floods came, and the winds blew and hit that house. But it did not fall, because it was built on rock. 26 Everyone who hears my words and does not obey them is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 It rained hard, the floods came, and the winds blew and hit that house, and it fell with a big crash.” Matthew 7:24-27 (ncv)
“And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from growing. So the teaching does not produce fruit in that person’s life.” Matthew 13:22 (ncv)
Hear God’s word + Obedience to them = Faithfulness
Hear God’s word – Focus on worries of this life = Unfruitfulness
Rebuilding my Hope
“In Christ alone is found my hope…
Setting new goals
“My Hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ and Righteousness…
On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand…”
Focusing on the purposeful plans God has for me in my new home in my new community.
Where is your focus? Do you focus on your purpose in life or the problems in the way of reaching it?
In Christ Alone/The Solid Rock by Travis Cottrell