You know…for some, it’s not always easy to think about beginning another new week. I know in my situation, it’s not always easy because I have a very busy schedule that seems to compete with chronic pain and extreme tiredness. I have found that during times like these…we can easily fall into a trap, where we become consumed by what we are facing…to the place, where our thoughts begin to convince us that there’s no hope.
One thing I’m learning more and more; is to not let my thoughts sink deep into moments, where I can easily find myself trapped in a place of despair. Sometimes, we just need to stop in our tracks and let our focus on a new week shift over to the One, who can walk us through the moments that just seem so difficult and overwhelming for us to face.
In Hebrews 12:2, we read…“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” When I read this verse, my mind was taken back to an old rugged cross, where life was not easy, as Jesus found Himself being beaten…ridiculed and even spit upon. In other words…nothing looked good at the time; but even though He faced these very difficult moments; His Father walked Him through it all, as He remained focused on His Fathers plan for His life…and in the end…evil was defeated and Jesus was brought to the right hand, of the throne of God.
I think that one thing we need to do; is never lose sight of where God is leading us. That’s one thing Jesus did, as He faced the cross. He never lost sight of where He was headed and where His Father was leading Him, which allowed Him to walk through anything.
As we start this brand new week…stop and ask yourself…have I lost sight of where God is leading me? Are my thoughts more deeply focused on all that stands before me or am I ready to walk through this week and be led by the One, who knows how to make everything work out for my good? I’m sure that we will experience more peace and a hope that can keep us pressing on, when we know who’s leading the way…so ALWAYS remain focused on God and where He may be leading you, rather than where the week itself may be leading you.