“When you focus on situations that displease you, your mind becomes darkened… You look for what is wrong and refuse to enjoy life until (that wrong thing) is fixed.” (taken from Jesus Calling 4/6)
The above statement was presented to me within my devotional reading this morning. Listen, this is my bent and how weary I grow of it. But I couldn’t escape the obvious question that followed my reading of the above statement, “Is my focus causing me to not enjoy life?”
Recently, I reached a turning point in a particular displeasing situation which promised to put me on a path of enjoying life in spite of it. But as soon as my resolve was formed, fiery darts were aimed straight for it. I’m sure designed to keep me from going any further in the direction my resolve was directing me. I was discouraged, disheartened, tempted to be weighed down by judgmental thinking. Certainly, I was not enjoying life!!!!
But just in time, I heard a sermon which reminded me that God wanted to encourage me so I wouldn’t loose heart. Then a devotional reading reminded me that focusing on what was displeasing & troubling me would not only darken my mind but would eat away at my resolve.
So here I am still holding on to my resolve to focus on what is “right” in my life as He guides me through and above the displeasing situations! It’s a choice that propels me forward and prevent me wasting my time waiting for the things that are displeasing me to be fixed before I can start enjoying my life.