“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
God has great plans in mind for you, but it’s up to you to train your mind to stay focused on those paths.
It’s easy to lose focus. If you’ve ever been on a diet and found yourself committed to losing weight all day but then had a moment of temptation overcome you in the evening after watching a food commercial, then you know what I’m talking about. Despite your best attempt to avoid eating late in the evening, the commercial won you over. That’s because you started to focus on the very thing you wanted to avoid, causing you to move toward it.
Another example is in the area of marriage. Many people who feel their marriage is in trouble will focus almost exclusively on the problems they’re facing. They keep talking about all that’s wrong with the marriage, but when all we do is focus on the problems, the negative consumes us and we can’t see any solutions.
We need to remember that God has good plans for us, a good provision for us, and he’ll empower us as we seek out and spend time with people who have solved the problems we’re facing. We need to find good resource materials and focus our minds on the problem-solving ideas they present so we can move toward the solution.
Most importantly we need to ask God to help us find the answers we need. Stay focused on God’s good plans and provision and let him help you build a great future.
These good plans are yours by the grace of God. Grace involves walking in Christ’s power to overcome anything. It’s about exercising His authority. It’s about receiving His protection and provision, and it’s about enjoying His incredible blessings and promises!
The trouble is, many believers don’t walk in this amazing grace simply because they don’t understand it.
If we don’t realise how blessed and empowered we, we won’t experience those benefits. But you can understand what you have and who you are in Christ…and the more you do, the more you’ll find yourself overcoming things you used to struggle with. You’ll realise how to walk in the power you’ve been given—the power of Genuine Grace!
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