As a Christian, focusing on the wrong things in life can be harmful and even dangerous.
Bad things can happen to you that could have been avoided if you were living in the center of God's perfect will and not your own imperfect fleshly will. Indulging in certain wrong things can even forfeit your salvation according to Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:19-21.
So, it is important as a Christian to be focused on the right things in life. It is important because when you focus on the right things you will please God and allow Him to release His divine will for your life. He takes great pleasure in rewarding those who focus on the right things in life. Let me show you the three things God wants you to focus on to please Him and to fulfill your destiny.
1. Seek God - We are called to seek God. A number of good things happen when you begin to seek God with all your heart. Most importantly, He reveals Himself to you. When He reveals Himself to you, then you are changed. You love Him more and more. Drawing ever closer to God allows Him to reveal His heart to you, which is His desire for souls to be saved. Seek God and you will find out how much He loves you and how He has given unto you “all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him, that has called us to glory and virtue" (2 Peter 1:3b).
"Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually" (1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV).
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33 KJV).
"He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6b).
2. Love God - God is a jealous god and He wants you to love Him even more than life, more than your spouse, your children or anyone or anything. God wants you to have things and money, but he does not want things and money to have you. It is okay to like things and money, but not to love them. The Lord corrected me in this area. He told me to transfer my strong allegiance for wanting things and money to wanting Him. Put God first place in your life and He will take care of the things and money.
The greatest wealth you will ever accrue is found in Jesus Christ and not in earthly things.
Always love and forgive everyone, even your enemies.
"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might" (Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV).
"Anyone who wants to be my follower must love me far more than he does his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters - yes, more that his own life - otherwise he cannot be my disciple" (Luke 14:26 TLB).
3. Obey God - You please God by obeying Him. To obey God you must know what He wants you to do. You find out what He wants you to do by daily reading His Word, the Holy Bible, which is your instruction manual for living a successful, fruitful and holy life. Spending daily quite time with God and listening to His voice is another way of finding out what He wants you to do. Also, very important, you need to be filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues according to Acts 2:4.
Why is speaking in tongues so important to obeying God? Because when you pray in tongues you allow the Holy Spirit to pray through you to your Heavenly Father. The Holy Spirit prays for the elimination of those things hindering your spiritual growth. So, pray in tongues daily.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 7:21 KJV).
"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock" (Matthew7:24 KJV).
"If you love me, obey me" (John 14:15 TLB).
Caution: Don't expect to do all this in your own strength. Ask God the Father in Jesus’ name to give you His grace to diligently seek, love and obey God. What is His grace? It is His willingness to release His power and ability on your behalf.
In conclusion, you will have the correct focus in life when you seek, love and obey God with all your heart. Thus, you will please God and fulfill your divine destiny.
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