Most Christians believe that God has a great purpose for our lives. We also tend to believe that as we surrender ourselves to him through faith in Jesus Christ his purpose in our lives is revealed more and more. Now it is great to know that God has a purpose for our life. The challenge is living our daily lives focused on purpose instead of focused on problems.
In your day how often do you think about God’s purpose for your life? Thoughts like, God want to accomplish this or that through my life. Asking God how your current circumstances align with his purpose for your life. If you spend most of your day with these thoughts of purpose, you are living a purpose focused life.
Now compare that to the amount of time you spend thinking about the problems you have or the ones that might come. If in your day you’re constantly thinking about what is not going right or what could go wrong, the constant thoughts of problems will then dictate how you feel; how you see yourself and your outlook on life. Simply stated, if you spend most of our day thinking about problems, you are living a problem focused life.
Solomon said, “For as he thinketh in his heart so is he….” Prov 23:7a the proverb suggests that we become what or produce the thing we think about most. What we think about most is what we expect.
What is your focus?