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Focus

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Author: UEC Team
Date: July 18, 2016

Scripture

[ecko_quote source="Matthew 6:33"]But seek First the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you[/ecko_quote]

Devotion

In early 1990’s, on a fine day, I was waiting for a bus at the Bible House bus stop- Ranigunj-Secunderabad. I was very disappointed with the things taking place in my life, and I could not make any progress even after gaining excellent qualifications. While I was waiting, I looked around, and I saw a large Bible (in size) which was opened and displayed in a showcase. In my curiosity, I moved towards the display and looked at what it was pointing to. My eyes fastened on Matthew’s gospel and the verse as stated above.

When I was travelling back home, I was thinking about the verse the Holy Spirit God was speaking to me. I was to consider this Word, which came to me.

I was refreshed, and my disappointment was gone. The Holy Spirit God revealed to me what was wrong with me. I was putting all my efforts and focus in the wrong place just like pulling the train compartments without an engine. But the Lord spoke to me that those things (wealth, prosperity, job, etc.) would come forth like compartments of a train. What I needed to do was to seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness first. Living according to His kingdom rules so that His righteousness will be imparted to me. Then I came to an understanding that all these years, I was seeking compartments without an Engine to pull it. Once I started living in His kingdom principles, I found that just as God promised, these things (wealth, prosperity and job, etc.) were added to me. There was no need for me to focus my attention on these things. They are continuing to multiple ever since my focus shifted to God's Kingdom and His Righteousness alone. I am honoured to say that God has blessed me every area of my life.

He can do the same for you. All you need to do is shift your focus to Him. Blessings will follow like the compartments of a train because God is supplying the engine power your need to carry them around in life.

What's next?

Focus on Jesus irrespective of your current situations. Seek first His kingdom and righteousness and all these other things (job, visa, settlement, etc.) will follow you eventually. More engine power translates to more compartments it can carry. Likewise, the more of God, the more blessings you can carry with you.

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