Focus on the Source

Focus on the Source

FOCUS ON THE SOURCE

Thursday 12th January 2023

 

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

Scientists tell us that there are two systems in every plant or tree. The first is the root system which is usually below the ground, and the second is the shoot system which is usually above the ground.

 

The root is where the plant absorbs the water and nutrients it uses for its growth from. If you want a plant to do well, you would usually water its roots or add some fertilizer there, because if the root receives enough nutrients,the plant would usually do well. If it doesn’t, the plant would not.

 

On the shoot system are the leaves and the fruit. The root can be seen as the SOURCE, and the shoot shows the EFFECTS from the roots.

 

In our lives, there are also root and shoot systems. We have things that serve as our source, and others that show the effects of our source.

 

For example, our schooling/training is the source for our success in our career. Our nutrition and exercise is the source of our good health. Our spiritual life is the source of how well we fare in our physical life.

 

If you want to be a well paid doctor for instance, you need to forget about enjoying yourself after you have qualified, and focus on reading and passing your exams well in your schooling or training period.

 

In the same way, in life, you must always focus on your source and not your effect.

 

What attracts us is usually the effect, but that is not what would bring the results that we desire. It is the source that would produce what we need in our lives.

 

Our major source is our spiritual lives. Its effect shows in our physical lives. Focus on winning there.

 

Focus on the Way (Jesus), and you wll get the effect (every other thing would be added unto you).Focus on investments and building businesses rather than spending your money. Focus on building a character a future partner would love and admire, and not just on finding someone to love you the way you are. Focus on your training, your schooling, etc, rather than feeling you have arrived.

 

These would produce the result, or effect of real, lasting success in your life.

 

CONFESSION

I am full of the wisdom of God. I spend my time wisely. I do not squander my resources on things that will not yield results. I know and focus on the important things in my life, and my life is moving forward as a result. I know what to do, and I am a victor in everything I do, in Jesus mighty Name, Amen.

 

MORE LIGHT (MEDITATE AND PRAY WITH THESE):

Proverbs 4:25 Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.

 

Psalm 1:1-6 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; …

 

Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

 

Matthew 6:33 ‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ‘

 

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