My Musings in the Morning
('musing' = a period of reflection or thought)
"My heart was hot within me, while I was musing, the fire burned: then I spoke with my tongue:"
#5: Our Focus, Will Power & Capabilities
"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14)
In order to bring a fundamental and major change in our lives, three key elements need to exist simultaneously in our internal make-up:
- Focus: This constitutes a clear sense of purpose and entails clear goals to guide our life activities.
- Will Power: This directs our motivation & enthusiasm to sustain the actions we take.
- Capabilities: This consists of the skills & abilities to fulfill our purpose & goals.
This transformed focus will provide us with the will power that we need to keep us going forward as we cling to this statement: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13). If we have a clear driving focus in life & the will power (with God’s help) to achieve our desired goals, we will develop the skills & capabilities that we need to make it happen. Our passion, enthusiasm & our reliance on God will make the desired changes in our life!
Be blessed as you press yourself towards your desired goal starting today!
Read the Bible in One Year: Genesis 46-48