Africanfinestmums - Quote of the week - Getting focus right

QOTW – 19/11/2018

Focus on fear

Lately I’ve realised that I mess up more, and things go belly up when I expend my time and energy putting my focus on my fears. Fears of not being good enough, fears that someone will hurt me or I them. Fear of what could go wrong, fear of no opportunity, fear of no money, fear of not enough money, fear of fear. I mean anything and everything that keeps me bound, immobilised and unable to move forward or around to get to where I ultimately want to and should be.

Focus on God

But when I catch myself quivering and eventually look up to, focus on and invite God into my situation, surrendering me and it to Him, things start to change. The knots loosen, the blockages make way, the mountain shrinks, the impossible becomes possible. The money comes in, the opportunity appears, the right relationship is formed or fixed, my heart begins to heal. I could go on and on.
So this is my reminder for each time I catch myself focusing wrongly. Sometimes I need it once every few days, sometimes several times in one day 😆. Thank you God for being patient, so so kind, and forever able with your forgetful child(ren).

Using the Word to help you focus

What’s your favourite bible verse that helps you combat and re-focus your fears? Please share them in the comments. Someone might need to read those words today. Here are some of mine.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 118:6-7 – The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper.

Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Have a blessed day and week.

PS* I realise not everyone who reads this will believe in God, but my relationship with Him guides and gives me strength when I need it most. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, so I can’t help but share.  Plus I feel someone really needs to read this, and I pray that these words help rather than offend you.