Hebrews 12:1

I had to repent again – from becoming too self-focused.

At the time, it felt spiritual. I was talking to the Lord about my own inadequacies for the task to which He has called me/us. It even felt like humility. But it was nonetheless self-focus, and self-focus is always a trap.

There is no scripture calling us to “Keep your eyes fixed on your own inadequacies or failures, and talk to the Lord about them.” There is also no scripture encouraging us to bask in our own gifting or abilities.

Rather we are continually called to “keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith.” He is the One Who began this work in us and He is the One Who will bring it to completion.

“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent,” said the apostle Paul ( 2 Cor. 3:5).

Keep looking at Jesus and take the next step.

Don Finto