Where is your focus? Is it on God or the World? When you make decisions do you make them for God or for yourself? Are you focused on heavenly or worldly things? Are you storing up treasures in Heaven or here on earth? What are your values? What is important to you? Are you doing things to glorify God or not? Do you say and do things for God? What are your motives? Is God, first, last, or somewhere in between?
When God sees us, when He looks at you, He sees your Heart, your motives. No one can fool God. He sees Everything and knows Everything. When Jesus talked to the Pharisees and other people in the New Testament, He didn’t say things to suit or please the people. He talked straight to the motives of the people. He saw right through them and sees right through us. He told the Truth and He still does today. If we listen we can still heed His words and let Him change our Hearts.
God longs to be in the center of our lives. For everything we do and say to be for Him, for His Glory. It is easy to loose focus in life, to put other things first, to try to do things on our own, to make decisions on our own, but anything done without God, is Not for Him. As Christians we should not be self-centered, but God-Centered. Only through Him can we find true Peace, Joy, and Hope. We must make Him our foundation. God Created each of us. He is our Father. He knows what is Best for us. We need to let Him guide us, not just in some things or in some areas of our life, but in EVERYTHING. When you put Him in the center of your life, when you make Him first in everything you do things will change. He will begin showing you and teaching you the truth in All things. You will begin to make decisions for Him and see things through His eyes. He will guide you in everything and provide everything you need. You will find that the things that were so important to you before have become less important. They will become dim in the light of God. Live for Him each day and realize what is really important. Let Him be your Focus, your Center, and your Foundation. Put Him First, and make a difference for His Kingdom each day. Because it is Not about us, but About God. We never know when we will leave this world. We are never guaranteed tomorrow, but while we are here God wants to use us to make a Lasting Difference!!
“and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.”
Living the New Life
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth.
Teaching about Money and Possessions
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. 20Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves.”