IT IS WHERE YOU FOCUS THAT COUNTS
Focus not on yourself or you will become vain or bitter
Because of the things you have or do not have.
You may even develop the spirit of covetousness for the
things you do not have but others have.
Focus not on others or you may become judgmental
For you will never run out of things to criticize others
And God said, "judge not that you may not be judged"
And, "with what measure you measure so shall it be
measured unto you" (Matthew 7:2)
Focus instead on God and we will realize our "smallness"
and "nothingness" before His throne,
And we will realize that "apart from Him we can do nothing."
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith"
Focus on the countless blessings and divine mercy you
received from God and you will realize that you are
far, far better than millions of people around the world
who literally have nothing
The secret of happiness is focusing on the things God
has given us and being content with that,
Knowing that, "and my God will provide for all your needs
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus"
When we die, we will be leaving everything behind
And the beautiful body that we so adored will be
food for the worms.
And when we have not done anything in furtherance
of the kingdom of God, we will be facing the Lord
empty handed and we will rue the day that we
neglected to focus on Him.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and
He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6).
Mel Avila Alarilla