Renewed Focus 

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, KJV)

 
I just want to send you a little attitude checkup today. If you are feeling like joy has left your life, then I suggest you take a look at where you’ve allowed your mind to wander. Odds are, that’s where your joy went!

 
If you’ve spent more time thinking about bills than God’s supply, then most likely you’re stressed about money. If you’ve spent more time worrying about the future rather than trusting that God has a good plan for you, then you’re most likely full of anxiety about what’s to come.

 

Joy is waiting for you today… in the place of renewed focus. 
                   ~ Thomas Joel Trevino 

Lenses

WORTHY THOUGHT: Our core values are the lenses that determines the way we see things in life.

Our core values (how we view life through our lenses) has been created by our past experiences, our ethnic origin, our belief system and so on. Most often our challenges comes when our lenses get cracks, smudged, and or crushed. We often then question what we see.

An example would be a girl who suffer’s anorexia a skeleton-like figure, with brittle hair, yellowed gaunt skin stares at her reflection in the mirror and the lenses through which she views herself, she see’s an overweight girl.

This girl is in bondage of the lies which has affected the way she views herself.

When we have pain or brokenness in our hearts it is like wearing dark lenses over our souls and it obscures our insight.

 Truth is Reality

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” ( John 14:6)

What Jesus means by truth when he says” He is the truth.” Jesus is talking about the true nature of God who cannot lie. He came to combat the lies of Satan.

Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32)

“For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. ( John 8:17 )

 
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it springs the issue’s of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

When we have the mind of Christ it filters what we see and gives us the amazing ability to process truth and interpret reality correctly. Having the mind of Christ radically changes how we see things. 
                 ~Angela Lipe-Pattengill