Friday, February 8, 2013

“We have put so much emphasis on avoiding evil that we have become virtually blind to the endless opportunities for doing good.”

A thought by Erwin Raphael McManus from his book, Chasing Daylight: Seize the Power of Every Moment (Kindle Locations 329-330). Kindle Edition.

It is all a matter of focus.  If I am always looking down trying to keep from tripping over a crack in the sidewalk then I miss all the beauty that is around me. 

Yes there is a lot of temptation out there to do evil and we must be careful but if I make looking for good things to do then the evil goes by the wayside.  I don’t see it.

It is all about focus, what you are looking for is what you are going to see.

I am reading right now in Luke in the New Testament of that horrible, evil Thursday night and Friday that Jesus went through before He was killed.  To any of us looking at it there was nothing good in it.  But Jesus had a focus on the reason why He had come to earth and this horrible day was all a part of His coming and He never wavered.  What would have happened to us if He would have decided to avoid the pain, the evil of this particular day?  Then we would never have experienced the salvation that came from it.

He wasn’t blinded to the good that was coming, He was driven by it.

Yes there is evil all around us but there are also so many opportunities that God has for us to do good.   Let’s be a part in making a difference in resurrecting the good out of an evil world.  It is all in where your focus is.     

So what do you see?

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