Focus

I watched the moose step over the high fencing and into the field of sheep. How unusual! We seldom see moose in our area. However, the strangest thing is that not one sheep even lifted its head from that green pasture lunch. Not one!

This huge, scary critter, standing three times their height, didn’t even rate a batting eyelash. The sheep didn’t think of trying to escape their lot, even though this intruder had shown a way out.

They weren’t afraid, because they kept their eyes where they belonged.

Isn’t this a wonderful example of Christian living? The sheep continued to focus on one thing, just as we are to place our attention on Christ.

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees.

No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me, My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift.

It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become. (2 Corinthians 12:7-10, MSG)

Prayer: Lord, when the moose in our life try to push us around, help us remember where to put our eyes because —Your grace is enough! Amen.

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