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WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR FOCUS
1. Focus on victory one day at a time.“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34 NIV)
2. Focus on God’s power not my willpower.Can … a leopard take away his spots? Nor can you who are so used to doing evil now start being good. (Jeremiah 13:23 LB)I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NLT)
3. Focus on the good things not the bad. Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure … Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. * We’re not talking about the power of positive thinking* We’re talking about putting the Word of God into action through our lives.“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 NIV)
4. Focus on doing good not feeling good.* If you do the right thing, your feelings will eventually catch up with you.* If you wait until you feel like submitting, you’ll never submit.* It’s always easier to act your way into a feeling than to feel your way into an action.
5. Focus on people who help me, not hinder me.Bad company corrupts good character. (1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV)Bad friends will ruin good habits. (1 Corinthians 15:33 NCV)Bad friends will destroy you. (1 Corinthians 15:33 CEV)Are you getting the message? If you don’t want to be a failure, stay away from failures. Don’t hang around in places or with people that will mess you up.Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble … A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple braided corn is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT)You must be in a relationship with other Christ followers who want to see you succeed. That’s why you need a small group.
6. Focus on progress not perfection.Remember, it’s taken you your past lifetime to get where you are today. The healing process take time.God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished. (Philippians 1:6 LB)God will never give up on you. He’s going to do it. And he will bring the work to completion.