The Wrong Focus
Do you ever feel like you get information overload? Always taking in the ‘facts’ but still hungry for the truth. Confusion abounds with too much “knowledge”. Remember Eve? She had one command from God but Satan tricked her with the thought of ‘knowing more’ Genesis 3.
Now I take myself for instance. When I get the symptoms of a cold, I can sometimes do an hours’ worth of online research seeking the fastest way to cure it, only to be left wondering if I actually have the flu?
They tell us to get all of the facts so that we can make the best decisions for our lives, but God instructs believers differently.
In Proverbs 3:5 it teaches us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding. So Who & What are we to believe? The one who practices to earn a living or the ONE who created the Living?
The bible declares that the righteous shall live by faith Hebrews 10:38. I have yet to stumble upon the verse that says we should live by facts. The bible also reveals that we believers are to fix our eyes on Jesus Hebrews 12:2 and set our mind and keep focused habitually on the things above [the heavenly things], not on things that are on the earth [which have only temporal value]. – Colossians 3:2 AMP
In James 1:5 it also admonishes believers to get their wisdom from God because He generously gives it to those who ask without finding fault.
So if we honestly want to know the truth about anything we can ask our generous God and keep our eyes (heart & mind) fixed on Him for the answer. Yet sadly this is not the position we take at all. We rely on the ‘experts’ of this world to give us wisdom, which most times causes us to fear, not walk in faith.
Truthfully when we acknowledge the facts of a matter our focus is no longer tuned in to the Almighty. How can it be? I’ve never been able to focus on two things at once….can you?
Professionals have their role in the earth but it’s definitely not to play God for us. Only He can be Him. No matter how smart the world gets it will never, ever, ever be smarter than the One who created it….Never!
Let’s be obedient children of God and fix our eyes upon Him for absolutely everything that we need. All of the things in this world are shaky at best and we believers should not put our confidence in it. God is the same yesterday, today & forevermore! He won’t let us down! He’s always got the right answer ready and waiting for us✌!
Today, I understand that it is all for and through Him that I have a voice and greater still, life abundantly! I am honored to be His willing vessel on the earth to help edify His Kingdom. Feel free to comment ,subscribe and share this post!