One of the most important things we can do as Believers is to be selective over what we place our attention on. The Bible reminds us of the importance of guarding our hearts (Proverbs 4:23). We guard our hearts through being watchful over what comes in through our eyes and ears, as well as what we allow to come out of our own mouths. Friend, today I would like to remind you that you have been called to place your attention on Jesus. Become Jesus conscious, and watch things change as a result.
Satan will always try to hijack our attention. He will attempt to get us all caught up in either things to be fearful of, things we do not want to see in our lives, or the enemy will try to get us to be more conscious of our own mistakes and shortcomings than we are conscious of the finished works of Jesus in our lives. Yet this new covenant is a covenant of right believing. Our part is to believe right where the finished works of Jesus and our identity in Him are concerned. This means we believe we are in this very moment the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus independent of how well we are living it (2 Corinthians 5:21). And we believe that all of the promises of God have been made available to us through the finished works of Jesus (2 Corinthians 1:20).
This week be selective about where you place your attention. Become Jesus conscious. The Bible says that as you behold Jesus in His Word, the Holy Spirit will work on the inside of you, transforming you into the very image you are beholding (2 Corinthians 3:18). The most important thing for you is your personal one on one relationship with Jesus. The more time you spend with Him, the more will you find things working in your life.
Being selective about where we place our attention does not mean we deny that there may be issues or challenges. However in the midst of issues and challenges, being Jesus conscious means we know that the solution to the issue and the answer to the challenge has already been made available. Everything you will need in this life can be found in Him. Spend time in His presence daily, and let Holy Spirit guide you into God’s good plans and purposes for your life.
Father, I thank You for everything You have already provided through Jesus. I purpose in my heart that I will not allow my attention to be hijacked; I will keep my mind stayed on You and receive Your perfect peace as a result. I praise You and thank You that I can always trust, rely and depend on You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
2 Corinthians 1:20
2 Corinthians 3:18
2 Corinthians 5:21