You Become What You Focus On

You Become What You Focus On

Joy is infectious. So are hope, love, peace and faith. Have you noticed how fun it is to be around people who are joyful, who laugh all the time and have such a light and positive outlook of their lives? You actually get a shock when they tell you the difficult trials that they’re going through, because their disposition is so different from their reality… or… could it be they’re approaching life from a different perspective of reality?

Jesus was the same. He was infectious. His level of hope, joy, peace, faith and love was completely different from those around him. He slept in a storm that even seasoned veteran fishermen got scared of! He woke up, spoke peace to the storm and it ended. Why is that? Remember, Jesus is the Prince of Peace. In His Father’s Kingdom, peace is the atmosphere. In that Kingdom, there is no frustration, fear, depression, anger, resentment or brokenness. Jesus carried peace within him, and that peace infected the earth where he walked. He spoke peace from out of that Kingdom reality and it defeated whatever storm he was in.

If you give fear, depression, anger and hopelessness the main stage in your life, they will affect your surrounding. And soon enough, you’ll be a self-fulfilling prophecy of what you confess and carry.

BUT the true nature of the Christian takes on the image of Jesus. As born again believers, we have been given the Holy Spirit as a deposit, a seed, and within Him are the fruit of love, joy, peace… the more we cultivate and abide in the Spirit, the bigger this fruit grows from out of us. When you carry His peace, His love, His faith, His joy, you can speak to any storm and impossibility and they will bow to the name of Jesus.

This is how we can obtain personal victories and external breakthroughs now. We learn to live from a different reality called the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Activation: This week, focus on one fruit of Holy Spirit and practice showing out that fruit. Ask Him what He wants you to focus on, so you flow with what He’s doing in you. Then pray and believe that He will give you divine opportunities so you can become that fruit more and more. God is able and He is faithful.

Take this to heart:
“But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.

Keep in mind that we who belong to Jesus, the Anointed One, have already experienced crucifixion. For everything connected with our self-life was put to death on the cross and crucified with Messiah. We must live in the Holy Spirit and follow after him.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22-25‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Because God is Good

Because God is Good

Because God is good all the time, He is good to everyone. He is better than we think He is! So, we are required to respond this way:

  • How we look at the future needs to change. We don’t want to let our past failures, disappointments, unknowns, and answers-in-waiting to define anymore how our future relationship with God looks like. He has been so gracious to reveal us who He is, and what He is capable and willing to do in this present age. He invites us to trust Him more, to have this unrealistic hope and indescribable joy to believe Him more than what our previous experiences dictated to us. The old is gone. The new has come.
  • Because He is who He says He is, we can trust Him. He has never failed us. Even when our eyes couldn’t see that He was actually moving, the truth is, He was still on the move. He changes the inside of us  first, in ways we cannot actually see evidence of yet. The truth is — He is constantly supplying our needs. He is always at work for our good. So, like we keep reminding you when we are faced with difficult-to-treat illnesses, God is working in the DNA level and healing our cells. Jesus has already provided that healing at the cross! So even when we can’t see evidence on the organ and skin-level, we can trust Him. He said He heals and brings to life, so we need to wait for that to “appear” where we can see it. Meantime. We trust and wait expectantly, knowing He is good.
  • Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.
    • In the future — He is there ahead of us, and He has seen the victory. Our future is secure.
    • In the past — He already completely provided for everything at the cross. We can trust in the finished work of Jesus.
    • In the present — He lays out the path even before I walk on it. Our path is straight and leveled. Immanuel is with us.
    • God does not get weary or tired. You can always lean on, yield to, and let Him. He is faithful and He is strong.

So God is telling us, and you can echo and declare this to yourself and your situations:

“How can I fear? Why would I be afraid?” He works inside me, outside around me, ahead of me, and is with me. And He has wonderful plans for me, AND MY FAMILY and family line and community! He removes the fear and gives me faith!”

We pray and bless God’s revelation for you, that this will renew your minds and transform you to live like Jesus.