There are days when the hard things, the challenges, the “it’s not fair” stuff of life can take precedence, holding power over my perception and response to life. It’s easy to lean into the negative of the day rather than the positive. So. It’s necessary to refocus, giving my complete attention to God:
- I have God, which means I have hope and a future.
- God has set me free from it all.
- God is God.
- God is good.
- God never changes.
- God will bring all things together and make it good for a divine purpose.
- God always gives good and perfect gifts.
- God has made the day.
- I will celebrate.
(Scripture references below.)
An intentional, active choice to refocus, looking at God rather than the challenges of the day, changes how life is perceived and managed. Even in the worst of times, when we focus on God, life is good.
Focus on God.
1. I have God, which means I have hope and a future.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Eternal, “plans for peace, not evil, to give you a future and hope—never forget that. Jeremiah 29:11 (VOICE)
2. God has set me free from it all.
. . . because when you live in the Anointed One, Jesus, a new law takes effect. The law of the Spirit of life breathes into you and liberates you from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2 (VOICE)
A mind focused on the flesh is doomed to death, but a mind focused on the Spirit will find full life and complete peace. Romans 8:6 (VOICE)
3. God is God.
Eternal One: I AM WHO I AM.This is what you should tell the people of Israel: “I AM has sent me to rescue you.” Exodus 3:14 (VOICE)
4. God is good.
Let your heart overflow with praise to the Eternal, for He is good,
for His faithful love lasts forever. Psalm 136:1 (VOICE)
5. God never changes.
Jesus the Anointed One is always the same: yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (VOICE)
God will bring all things together and make it good for a divine purpose.
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. Romans 8:28 (VOICE)
6. God always gives good and perfect gifts.
Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows. James 1:17 (VOICE)
7. This is the day God has made. I will celebrate it.
This is the day the Eternal God has made;
let us celebrate and be happy today. Psalm 118:24 (VOICE)
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)