Healthy relationships don’t rely on emotions for motion. They understand that, as we walk in faith and obedience, our feelings will follow.
We get to choose the focus of our affections, what we allow in our hearts. Feelings change with whatever we let into our hearts.
These are the four rings on the target of a focused relationship. If they are missing, our relationships will never experience the kind of love and fulfillment God intended
Before giving up and walking away from a relationship, give God the opportunity to employ the wisdom of His Word in handling conflict.
Focus on Jesus. When you focus on Jesus to meet your deepest needs, it takes the pressure off the relationship with your spouse or others.
Making the best use of my time, like this verse expresses, results in joy – not stress. When I use my time with what I’m passionate about, it makes my heart sing!
Are you redeeming your time or regretting your time? We all have the option as to how we use our time. Redemption or regret?
While multi-tasking has become popular, studies have shown that multi-taskers are really suckers for irrelevancy. Imagine a pilot or surgeon multi-tasking for a minute! How would you feel paying a consultant and, while he is consulting you, he’s texting and checking on his fantasy football team or shuffling through papers for his next client? The secret to a fulfilled life is focus – not multi-tasking.
Contrary to our culture, meekness is not weakness. Meekness, in the Bible, is strength under control. It’s the description of a horse trained for battle, yielding to the control of the rider. Jesus said it would take meekness for us to surrender our lives to His control. But, what does that really mean?
How do you stay true to God? Concerned that Christ followers in Philippi may wander from the faith, Paul writes this closing challenge to them, “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord….”