Pastor Mark asked us yesterday, “Where’s your focus?” Then he read this verse:
Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, ends up thinking more about self than God.
Romans 8:7 (The Message)
And it presses in on me. In a round-about way, it’s what I’ve been working on . . .
. . . releasing my fear of being stupid.
I used to think being stupid was letting details slip by you.
And being smart meant overlooking nothing.
But now I know being stupid is overlooking grace.
And being smart is trusting God with the details.
Because details will continue to slip by me. I’ll forget to lock a door at night. I’ll not mail a birthday card on time. I’ll fly too fast through a daily Bible reading, not listen attentively enough to my sweet husband, mess up a scripture interpretation.
But I’ll still be okay.
Because grace covers those things.
All those things.
It’s smart to trust him with my stupidity.
God doesn’t want my attention so centered on daily details that I miss out on his eternal presence.
Because he knows me better than I know myself, I’m free to think more about him than about me.
He’s smart enough to take it from there.
That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Romans 8:28 (The Message)
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