Focus Stolen…

For God so loved the world that he gave…
John 3:16

Have you ever received a beautiful trinket only to notice a slight imperfection on what is an otherwise perfect keepsake? You didn’t notice it originally but now every time you look, you see it. It’s absolutely beautiful in every other way but that fault catches your eye every time and that’s all you can focus on. The problem is your focus has been stolen.

Today’s verse lets us know that our God is a giver. He has given us magnificent gifts that are beautiful, powerful & essential for a Godly life. We already have them and we should focus on them. Our enemy, the devil, continually tries to steal our focus and put it on loss rather than gain. Worse still he tries to find fault in what God has given us. When we don’t allow the devil to steal our attention, we keep our focus and our Godly future.

Here are a few things that God’s Word says He’s already given us. They are beautiful, powerful and essential for a Godly life…

2 Peter 1:4 – God has given us his very great and precious promises
2 Peter 1:3 – God has given us everything we need for living a godly life.
2 Timothy 1:7 – God has given us a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline
1 John 5:11 – God has given us eternal life
2 Thessalonians 2:16 – God has given us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope
2 Corinthians 10:8 – God has given us authority to build others up
2 Corinthians 5:18 – God has given us the task of reconciling people to him
1 John 3:24 – God has given us His spirit to live in us

This week let’s concentrate on these verses. Let’s continually remember what God has given us and how beautiful, powerful and essential they are for our future.