Where is your focus?

Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross and despised the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.”
This verse is huge! For me right now God is using it in my life to encourage me in witnessing and sharing the gospel. So many times I fall into the sin of legalism and “having to” or making myself follow God because I am supposed to do it. Not because I am in love with Jesus Christ our Lord. When I am this way I have such a hard time starting conversations or seeing opportunities because I am trying to do it alone. He reminded me tonight that all I can do is fix my eyes on Him at ALL times! I need to be in awe of who He is in my life and what He has done for me. Through that God will fill me up with His Spirit and I can’t help but to proclaim His name because I am too excited about who He is to keep it inside that the gospel of Jesus has saved my life and given me hope. He will perfect my faith in Him and overflow in the way I live my life! I don’t have to rely on myself to see opportunities or worry about what to say, because my God is with me always and will speak through me when necessary. Praise Him for that! I pray I can be reminded of this each day and not let the sin that easily entangles me to pull my eyes off Jesus.

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