HOW IS YOUR ETERNAL FOCUS?
That is a question that I have been askingmyself, often. I want that to be a question that I ask myself every time I start to obligate myself.
F-- Are the choices that I am making causing me to be fretful, fearful? Am I finding time to spend in His Word? Am I forbearing in my walk with the people who God sends across my life path? Am I being faithful to Him? Am I being faithful in my priorities to my family? Is my family a priority?
O-- Am I obedient to God's word? Am I open-hearted to the needs of those around me, especially the people who God sends across my life path? To my family? Am I open-handed with my checkbook, my love, my possession, my hospitality?
C-- Am I walking in Christ-likeness? Am I careless in the example that I am setting for people who God sends across my life path? To my family? Am I cultivating godly attitudes? Am I compassionate to the needs of those around me? Especially, my family? Am I consistent in my quiet time in God's word? Am I falling into a complaining attitude (dissatisfaction with the life God has given me to walk)? Am I being a faithful, loving, encouraging companion to my spouse? Am I careful in my walk around unbelievers? Do I show them the love of Christ?
U--Am I walking in understanding and love with the people who God sends across my life path? To my family? Am I mirroring His unfailing love? To my family? Am I being unloving in my attitude? To my family? Am I leaning on my own understanding or am I acknowledging Him in ALL my ways? Am I unashamed of the gospel of Christ? Do I walk in unity with my fellowman?
S--Am I drawing on strength from Him? Or am I walking in my own strength? Am I striving to minister to others and their needs? Especially, my family? Am I spending time investing in lives of my family, others? Am I seeking out people to minister to? Am I being selfish with my time? Am I making sacrifices of my time for others and their need? Especially, my family?
I wanted to begin my blog-year with these thoughts. I hope they cause you to realign your FOCUS on the right things this year.