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Where Our Thoughts Should Be Focus

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No time for pictures today. I see the workers outside and want to get this on before the Internet goes down.

Heart shaped moon reflected in ocean
Heart shaped moon reflected in ocean

He who is married

Cares about pleasing his wife

Before thoughts of God.

Based on 1 Corinthians 7:33

Dream:

In this dream my husband and I are travelling across the sky in something like the chair from a ski lift. As we get going I say to my husband; “I hope you know what you’re doing,” Only to hear snoring coming from his side of the chair. We are going across the sky at a fast clip, the wind is strong, I call out to my husband, and all I hear is more snoring. We are now heading for a brick wall, as we get closer all I can see is solid brick and I wait for the impact. Suddenly the brick dissolves into a black hole and we go through. I yell out to my husband over the wind; “Oh wow, you are steering,” only to hear more snoring.

As we came out of this black hole we were scraping along the sides of buildings, and this is when God spoke to me. He said; “Your husband may take you from point A to point B, but it is I who take you through the rough spots in life.”

Some how you just know when God speaks.

We were now approaching a building that looked like a church or a university, as we were coming in for a landing the people were looking at us and smiling, as if thinking what a grand entrance we were making, little did they know that we absolutely had nothing to do with it. It was God who brought us through all the way.

Putting God First:

Even though I believed in God, at that time in my life I did not have the faith that I now have. I knew God was there, but I think that I put more faith in my husband. If he was on the road in traffic I worried about him. I also didn’t know much of the Bible and I would depend on my him to have all the answers to my questions. We would chat at length about the Bible and what heaven must be like, and it always left me wanting to know more.

After having that dream, I realized that God wanted me to put Him first in my life and not  my husband, because He could do for me what my hubby couldn’t do. I started to read the Bible for myself and I asked that God would give me the understanding to know what I was reading.

A Shift In Thinking:

As time went on I think we both saw the importance of putting God first in our lives. It doesn’t mean that you care less for the person, because when you believe in God, it is truly amazing the things He will do. When my focus was on my husband all the time, and my mind filled with worry, I did not have time to think about God, but once I decided to put God first, my focus shifted from my husband to God. With my mind now turned in the right direction, I didn’t have to worry. In prayer I gave, and keep giving my worries to God, and He in turn opens up my mind as to how I can be a better help to my hubby.

A Weak Moment For Me:

So we both talked about it and decided that we would put God first in our marriage, BUT who knows what can happen when you’re under pressure. I am thankful that God knows our weaknesses, and that He is filled with compassion.

Years later my husband was diagnosed with cancer, and he would have 2 surgeries within 5 days, with one being on Christmas day. While sitting in the operating room, I must admit that at times I did take my eyes off God and fear would take over, but each time that happened, the Holy Spirit was right there, reminding me where I needed to put my focus. Once I returned my focus to God, I could feel the strengthening again. This happened more than once, and each time I was gently guided back in the right direction. God is so good, and so filled with compassion.

My Husband’s Focus Turned In The Wrong Direction:

When my husband was being wheeled into the operating room for the emergency surgery on Christmas day, I went as far as I could go. As they were wheeling him in the surgeon had said, “He’s worried about his wife, about what will happen to you if something happens to him.” It’s funny how you will respond in a crisis situation. You never really know until it happens. Once I heard about his concerns, just before they took him in for the prep, I was yelling at him saying, “You’re worried about me? You’re worried about me? You better take your mind off me right now, and you know where you need to focus.” With that I was pointing my finger upwards. We really do need to put all our faith in God.

As human beings there will always be weak moments, but the main thing is, we always strive to put God first in our lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Replies to “Where Our Thoughts Should Be Focus”

    1. Thanks so much for reading Dee. May we always remember to look to our God first and foremost.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🌼🌼🌸

  1. Leola, thank you for sharing your personal experience with us.
    It reminds me that I need to put God first in everything, even when it’s difficult to do so.

    1. It is very difficult to do. It’s a great workout of falling and getting back up, falling again and getting back up again—over, and over, and over. Our God is filled with compassion and understanding, and for that I’m so thankful!!

  2. It is so nice to have a reminder to stay on the path of righteousness. As soon as you take your eyes off of Jesus, you’ll find yourself sinking. The good news is that Jesus is holding out His hand and all we need to do is to grab it. By holding His hand, He will steer you in the right direction.

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