The Law of Focus
"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians 3:2
"Things above" is provision from the invisible world; you know and live by the Truth, God is your source. Speak II Corinthians 9:8 by faith so it can become you. "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work." God, You make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things. By Jesus Christ's name, I receive my sufficiency for all things with thanksgiving and praise. It is important to declare "I receive with thanksgiving" so it is sanctified by the Word (Christ) of God and prayer. Sanctified is doing effectively what you are supposed to do to know that God is your source and to know that the Holy Spirit performs the word you speak by faith.
The law of focus states what you focus your attentions on increases, grows and expands. Thoughts, images in your mind, feelings connected to your thoughts and what you say will manifest as reality. When you give attention to a particular subject, the awareness and knowledge related to that subject increases. Placing the things of earth as a first priority hinders your focus on Jesus. God instructs you to focus on Jesus Christ to release the provision on His Word so you can prosper in all you do.
The law of focus appears to be easy, but the truth is that most people focus on their lack. Research shows that most parents think their child's lowest grades deserve the most attention. They reward good grades with apathy and tend to not mention them because the poor grades must be corrected. It is the wrong focus. The wrong focus creates more of the wrong you're looking at. Paul said to practice not looking at seen things, but at things not seen (II Corinthians 4:18).
A teacher had students write out all the negative things about themselves and the negative things that have happened to them. They were to complete the task in an hour, however, most of the students asked for more time after the hour was up. The next day they were assigned to list all the positive things about themselves and all the positive events in their life. Most were done in about twenty minutes!
The Bible gives many instructions to lift up your sight and change your perception. Lifting up your perception renews your strength and causes you to run and walk without fainting. "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31). As I wait upon the Lord, my strength is renewed. I have strength for energy to choose, activate, motivate and to live in full blessed power. I shall mount up with wings as eagles (this is a change in perception). I look down on what I used to call problems, resistance or difficulties and now I know they are my teachers, not my defeaters. Because of my new perception, all things are possible.
Taking in the Truth of Romans 5:2-3, you no longer have problems that get you down, they are God's undeveloped good pressing into you. By Jesus Christ, I have access by faith into grace where I stand (faith takes you into the place we already are because of Jesus) and rejoice in hope of the glory of God (vs 2). You are created to contain and express the glory of God which means the great results that sing their own song to God (Psalm 30:12). Glory is a supernatural manifestation of God's mercy that gives great grace, revealing His unconditional love to you and produces amazing results in you. The glory of God for you on earth is Jesus Christ; He is your supernatural peace, favor and blessing (Isaiah 26:12). Stop looking to the future to be the glory of God and accept the fact that you already contain God's glory.
The glory of God is not for the future, it is in you now (John 17:22). "And not only so, but we glory in tribulation (life) also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience" (vs 3). Patience when you face tribulations gives you more patience. In your tribulations, you need to be patient with yourself, with others and above all, with God. He will comfort you in trying times (II Corinthians 1:4).
A Lesson from Habakkuk Chapter 2
"I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me..." This part of the verse means having an uplifting mental and emotional outlook knowing that God's provisions are available by faith. Being circumstance controlled is a block to receiving God's good. "...and will watch to see what he will say unto me..." Habakkuk 2:1. This is important to know, when you hear what God says, what will you say? When you hear that Jesus' stripes healed you, what will you say? I am healthy. I am completely healed, restored and renewed.
Beliefs that Help Create a Positive Focus
1. God loved you first. You love Him because He first loved you (I John 4:19).
2. When Jesus called you to Himself, He wanted you (John 15:16). It can be a challenge to think Christ loves you completely, regardless of what you do or don't do.
3. God's simple plan for life is to love God and enjoy Him, love yourself and enjoy yourself and love others and enjoy them!
Lord Jesus Christ, I receive Your love and peace now with thanksgiving and praise. I am loved, I am peaceful and I am glad. I say this to be so by Jesus Christ's name. Amen.