Whatever it is you are focusing on, is whats grabing your full attention and occupying your thoughts. It’s the BIG picture!
We are so concerned about this, and worried about that, that we can’t enjoy our lives. Some of us feel obligated to worry about people and things. Therefore, we feel guilty if we enjoy ourselves for a moment or two.
We “say” we want peace, but don’t “act” like we want it. We have this problem by thinking we know more than God, therefore we focus on the circumstances. Or we may give it to God, and quickly take it back.
God is telling us how to have peace, how to have joy, but we dont want to do what it takes to get it. There is a reason why God wants us to give him our cares, our worries. He wants us to live in abundance.
He is freely giving it to us. He said, cast your cares on me and I will give you rest. He said, peace I give to you.
Therefore, give your cares, your burdens to God, let Him give you peace, and live the life God wants you to live . . . a life of abundance!
II Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) – casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
John 14:27 (KJV) – peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 10:10 (KJV) – the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I Peter 5:7 (KJV) – casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you.