Every issue and test that I face ultimately comes back to a heart issue. All it takes it to get my heart right and my life will follow.
Stories of heart issues fill the bible. You can not find one where the angel appears and tells the person to lose weight, to break addictions, to quit being mean to their spouse. The message focuses on the heart – turn back to God.
The last few years I have been struggling with weight (you can fill in you own struggle in place of that). The first step of confession came just a few days back and already the road is easier. My trouble has not been my weight but my heart. I have been so focused on me that I have not been able to see Christ. That one single action of turning my focus back to him has released the troubles I was facing.
God did not promise that life will be without troubles or tests or trials. He does promise that He is with us and that when we stay focused on Him then HE bares the burdens. A life free of burdens is one that can be walked in joy and peace and blessing.
The key to any situation is to turn to God. Focus on Him and the problem can not dominate your life. Keep the focus or your flesh will try to draw you back to its ways. Each day and through out the day focus requires spending time talking, listening, studying and learning about the person that you are focusing on.
Study the word. Make time through out the day – morning, noon and night – to be in the word or in a study or just talking with God. Aligning your focus over and over again will bring miraculous results!