It was as if there was a war going on in my mind, one thought battling against the other until finally I had to get up and out of bed before the thoughts took me back out to a sea of sorrow.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
Have you ever had trouble switching your thoughts, turning them on to something else other than the problem you were in the midst of? Doesn’t it feel like the force to stay focused on what’s wrong instead of what’s right is so great, almost like you are physically being pulled out of hope’s reach?
In this current SOS (Season of suffering) I find myself in, I do believe Abba is trying to teach me many things, one of which is where the mind is, the heart will follow. Could a change in my circumstance be as simple as changing my focus?
And please, don’t think this is meant to minimize any sort of suffering, but I can say in this season – which is the most suffering I’ve endured…ever – one thing I know is GOD NEVER wastes anything.
As I was praying about what I would share this week, two of my devotions were on this very subject: where is our mind in these hard times? Our weaknesses prove the hard times are hard!
But isn’t His strength made perfect in my weakness? Abso-darn-lutely yes!
But we won’t know it until we try it.
What does that look like? I’m so glad you asked. In this upcoming week, can I encourage you – and me -- to focus:
On what’s right instead of what’s wrong
On the Problem Solver instead of the problem
On the Triumphant one instead of the tragedy
On the Champion Character Developer versus the challenge or struggle
On the Promise Keeper instead of the broken promise
On the One that is greater in me than he who is in the world
On the Provider and Provision instead of the shortage
On His strength, not my weakness
On His love for me and not the hatred all around us
Friend, these situations, circumstances and seasons we find ourselves in our opportunities for God to be God in our lives, opportunities to change the direction of our focus that we may be more than conquerors in Christ Jesus.