“But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” ~ Philippians 3:13-14
When I am shooting pictures, I have to have the subject in focus, obviously. Sometimes the camera wants to focus on what is in the forefront and not necessarily the subject I am trying to capture. I have to keep adjusting until what I want to photograph comes in to clear view, much like the picture above. There is FEAR in the forefront and FAITH in the background. It took some fine-tuning to get the camera to focus on FAITH. I had to look beyond the FEAR.
Imagine that God is your camera lens. He wants you to constantly look beyond the fear to bring your faith into full focus. This takes some adjusting on your part but it is attainable by being obedient. The stresses and worries become blurred and don’t seem important anymore. He becomes your focus as well and you can then move forward in the direction you are meant to go. Toward your full potential, abilities, desires and your future and putt the “blur” on limitations, anger, negativity and the past.
I heard a story of a lady whose husband had left her and she was patiently waiting for God to bring love back into her life. She bought a picture frame, left it empty and sat it by her bed. She prayed every day and imagined a picture in the frame of herself and a wonderful man that God would send her way. She was patient and eventually it happened. She met someone and they were married. Just by doing that simple task, she was saying to God that she believed – had faith and not fear about what was happening in her life. She brought that desire into focus.
Bring a picture into your mind of what you not only think, but KNOW that God will bring about in your life and then FOCUS on it.