Recently, I sent out my yearly challenge for each of you to have a spiritual focus for 2015. Did you discover what your focus should be this year? Are you working on that? I would love to hear how it’s going!
I’m already experiencing some new challenges as I’ve started 2015, and am asking for God’s grace and power to live out that focus. In case you missed that post, my spiritual focus this year is twofold, with one goal: Exalting Christ.
The twofold focus this year is for me to decrease and for Him to increase.
And actually, that must be my lifetime focus.
What has been challenging this year, is having my eyes opened to how much I draw attention to myself, or in some way promote, or exalt myself . . . without ever planning to!
When I steer a conversation toward what’s happening in my life . . . I’m not diminishing, I’m grabbing the attention. When I speak more than I listen . . . I’m not diminishing, I’m acting like today’s agenda is all about me.
I’m realizing that self-exaltation comes quite easily, and decreasing is not a natural action.
I’m asking the Spirit to open my eyes to how I’m exalting myself rather than Christ . . . and you know what? It’s a painful revelation!
I’ll share more on that tomorrow, but today I’d really like to hear what your focus is this year and how that is going. What good books are you reading to go along with that focus and what challenges are you having?
How can we pray for you?
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