Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Time for a change

     In life we continually stray from the path of righteousness.
     We continually sin. We continually make mistakes.
    Sometimes we find ourselves in the same place, over and over and over again. We wonder if it will ever end. If this is all there is. If life...is really worth it?
     But there's something we continually forget.
     We serve a God who is unchanging. Who will continually forgive us if we ask Him to. A God who never makes mistakes.
     The God of yesterday. Today. And forever.
     Um. Wow.
     It's time to take your mind from focusing on everything that goes wrong. On the mindset, 'I can't change anything.' Stop.focusing.on.you.
      Change your focus.

     Put your focus on the one who created you.
     Life isn't about YOU. It's about CHRIST. Our life should be a continuous shining light for Christ.
     What do people see when they look at you?
     Do they see Christ?
     They should. If you claim to be a born-again Christian-make it obvious. Make your life reflect Christ.
     Yes, there are still going to be time when life is tough. When we hurt. When we make mistakes.
      BUT KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON CHRIST IN EVERY SITUATION and I promise...it'll be the most amazing choice you make. :)

Ephesian 5:1-12, "Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.
 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:
   “Wake up, O sleeper,
   rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ"

Wow. Take those words to heart. They're powerful.

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