I had this thought the other day and I think it was the most freeing thought I’ve ever had.
I was in the middle of reaming myself out for the millionth time over not being perfect. Over thinking about myself yet again, and not others. Over being a constant failure in my own eyes.
Then this thought just popped into my mind
or I could think of You.
Think of just who You are. How wonderful you are. How my soul takes delight in You. How You’ve overcome. How You’ve always provided. How You’ve been such a good Father. How You’ve always been near. You’ve met me right where I am at and You’ve always been enough. How You’ve never failed me. How You are constant. How You are gracious. How You are infinitely loving. The list could go on. Forever.
Instead of focusing on me, I could focus on Him!
Ooo this is exciting!
We get so caught up in us.
It causes us to forget Him.
Forget the real purpose of the transformation He is doing.
It’s not about us.
It’s ultimately about Him.
When I’m NOT focused on me that’s when I am able to live my life as an overcomer. Intentionally.
If only we just literally planted our eyes on Jesus at all times. We would be so free. We would know His love that goes so high so deep so wide, that stretches so far. We would start to think of Him in every moment. And thank Him for just how good He is! He would become our everything.
We would be positive people with real hope because every thought we had would be on His faithfulness. On just how amazing He is.
If only we dwelt on Him!
Why not start?
When the other thoughts come, let’s give them over to our good Father and meditate on those things that are PRAISEWORTHY.
Those things worth meditating on! (Philippians 4:4-9)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV
Let’s listen. Lets be led by Him. Let’s have His kind of thinking.
For ourselves and for others.
Let’s be people that walk FORGIVEN!
As overcomers, even if we don’t feel that we’ve overcome a thing.
Even if we feel like we constantly mess up.