Changing the focus

Changing the focus

One of my many struggles.

I struggle with many different things in my life, but one of the main ones is control. I tend to forget that God is in control of everything and I try to handle every issue and task in life on my own.

My husband repeatedly reminds me of this and the other day I saw something that really made me think this issue through. It said, “Stop thinking about what you can’t do and start thinking about what God can do.” Wow. This made me realize that this is a huge issue in my life.

I am the type of person that tends to accomplish a lot each day, yet I continuously raise my goals to a point where they are almost impossible to meet. This generally leaves me feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. I am constantly feeling nervous and uptight and a lot of it is my own problem. I am a worrier. I worry about virtually everything and according to the Bible, worrying is a sin.

When we worry about things, we are basically telling God that we don’t trust Him. We are saying that we don’t believe He will help us through these situations. This is something that I need to learn to overcome. I have to stop focusing so much time on what I am not getting done or what I am not able to do, and I really need to turn my focus to God. This involves giving God my worries and problems and letting Him handle them for me. I don’t know if I will ever be good at this, but I want to learn how to be.