In my previous post, I talked about the need to focus in on the plan that God has for us. Afterward, I had a few more thoughts on it while I was reading a devotional. The devotional was by Brittany Rust entitled “Epic Fails” which is about men and women in the Bible who failed at some point in their journey but that God used them even though they failed. It would have been easy for these people to have focused on their failures, but instead chose to focus on what was ahead of them according to the promises of God.
The problem when we take our focus off of the goal, we end up with some pretty unsavory situation. When our focus is taken off of what God has for us, we end up with Bathsheba. When our focus is taken off of what God has for us, we end up with Ishmael. When our focus is taken off of what God has for us, we end up with Saul.
If we take our eyes off of the prize, we end up with situations that are destructive instead of the goodness that God has for us. We are not guaranteed that we won’t be tempted throughout our walk with God. We, however, are guaranteed that He will make a way out.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
When all of this is said and done, we can change our focus from the problem to the solution. What are you doing to change your focus today?