Wow it’s December and the count down to Christmas has already begun.
Man, New Year’s Eve is literally around the corner and I swear it feels like we were just listening to my Pastor’s message on putting God first.
That message has literally directed my every thought, every word, every consideration.
ESPECIALLY in those moments I wanted to pitch a fit and scream I QUIT!
I have continually reminded myself; not monthly, but I’m talking hourly, minute by minute, and at times it felt like every second.
Seek Him first, and all these things He’ll add to you.
Discipline. Focus on the FIRST not the things.
But knowing He literally was working on His plan (Jeremiah 29) kept my FOCUS & kept me in the fight.
FIRST. I set about making my goals for 2013 and “where I wanted to go/be”; when distractions (like that joy thief called comparison) tried to get the best of me, when I adjusted my focus to be ANCHORED; He still reminded me, FIRST.
Every plan. Every purpose. Every promise.
Every THING. (Matthew 6:25-33 all those things)
- To get where I wanted to be, I had to first know where I was coming from. I was not focused on it but at least accepted that’s what I was giving Him permission to lead me away from.
- Know where I was going.
- Who & what was leading me.
- What were my motives.
- What was my ultimate FOCUS.
- START ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS AND LISTEN FOR THE ANSWERS.
- WHY? WHERE? WHO? HOW? WHEN? WHAT?
It all came back to FIRST.
I heard this message from Christine Caine and thought it might bless your day. It’s really on knowing where you’re going and who’s going with you.
See I’ve wanted to take a trip with my girls for a LOOOOONG time. But I think I made the wrong plans because we seem to never get there.
This 30 day FOCUS is helping me to realize something, before we decide it’s time to plan a trip, first we need to make sure we know where we’re going.
Where are you going?
Need to make travel plans? This song, has helped me to consider visiting places I never even considered!
Hillsong United – Zion
SEEK FIRST THEN, FOCUS YOUR PLAN –