I’ve been praying a lot lately about me, and God has been whispering a thought to me that I think might be helpful for you too.
Here it is, “Don’t discredit what God is doing and has done by focusing on what is not yet done.”
For those who believe in God, and love and follow His teachings He has promised to work in and through their lives to bring about a holy transformation! My tendency is to focus on what is not done rather than what has been done; to see what remains rather than celebrate what has been changed!
God has been checking me on that lately and encouraging me to celebrate the transformation that has occurred!
Sure there is work to be done in my life and character, but be assured, much has already been done, and for today I need to celebrate that!
How about you? Are you celebrating what God has done in your life or are you, like me, prone to focus on what has yet to be achieved?
Go celebrate! If you need some help, here are some words from St. Paul to get you started:
Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9 NLT)
Remember, don’t discredit what God has already done by focusing on what is not yet done!
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Good word and one for pastors to remember not just with regard to themselves but for their churches as well. Sometimes we get so focused on what needs to be improved that the congregation loses sight of what God has done.
When that happens, they loss heart for what still needs to happen. Celebrating what God as done, not is crediting what God has done, heartens the troops for the battles ahead.
Just the encouragement I needed this week. I too am always looking at what isn’t gettting accomplished.