We’ve been working on refocusing our thoughts on God’s provision for us no matter what we face. We’ve been changing our thoughts. We’ve been standing on His Word promises and expecting to see His supply, wisdom, direction, and grace in all we do.
So many go the way of the world and let the world’s system and thinking settle into their heart. As it does, it diminishes what God will do because to think thusly is foolishness to the world. The world says you’ve got to do it yourself; don’t depend on God because He’s far away and doesn’t care. The more you let those type of thoughts settle in your mind and heart, the farther you push away God’s promises, reality, and fullness in your life.
This is one reason we encourage you to refocus your thoughts on God and to renew your mind (Romans 12:2), is so you can walk and live in all that God has for you. Why don’t we believe? We have not allowed the power of God’s Word to settle in our hearts, convincing us of its power and truth, convincing us of His great love for us.
Refocused/Transformed thinking is thinking, behaving and believing differently than before. God isn’t withholding anything. His arms are stretched out and He encourages us to receive. We pull back because we’re not sure we can trust Him. Again, our hearts have not been convinced of His love for us. We want to realign ourselves to God’s supply. We want to change our worldly thoughts to what He promises for His children. We’re not going to be tossed around in this world, believing for a moment and then not believing. We either believe or we really don’t.
God knows our needs. He loves us and wants to see us prosper in everything. What happens when we go down the ‘oh, woe is me’ road, we become so familiar with our needs, we forget God’s ability, His faithfulness and fullness that is ours. Our needs are basically temporary. God’s fullness is continual.
This is where we find the challenge to live from the reality of God’s power within us. God’s fullness is ours continually IF we draw on it. His wisdom is available to work through the difficulties, and we can be confident He will direct us in the next step to take.