Focus to See

The Apostle Paul understood focus… perhaps more than anyone in the Early Church, because he had lived without focus, without clarity and without Christ. In fact, he said he was living as an enemy of God by persecuting the earliest believers the way he was in Acts 8. He was feared by those who were followers of Christ and questioned often, as he became a supporting part of the Church he once fought against.

Blindness is a focus problem:

Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor 4:1-6)

3 Keys to Focus:

  1. Its not you!
  2. Its all about Jesus!
  3. We are Bondservants for His Sake!

The True – The Noble – The Right – The Pure – The Lovely – The Admirable

If its excellent and praise-worthy… think on these things!

What I also find amazing about the Apostle Paul is that he was given a thorn in the flesh, because of the enormous impact the weighty revelation of God was having upon his thought-life and his character in prison (2 Cor. 12:7). Here is a man who learned how to focus! Notice that the thorn in the flesh was a messenger of Satan and not sent from God… but worked to keep him focused on Christ not on himself, so that he would not be exalted above measure. His cry for grace was never ignored and grace came from the Father of Light… a grace that sustained him and brought him into a platform of seeing. Indeed focus will release revelation and refine revelation, because it calls us to the highest platform of seeing. Seeing Jesus… abiding in His light and settling for nothing but the renewed mind!

Jesus said “I only do, what I see the Father doing!” (Jn. 5:19)

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