Happiness lies beyond self-focus


If you’re discouraged, get out of your self-focus and do something to encourage others. Self-focused decisions often cause more problems than they solve.

When minor things get an emotional hold on you, life becomes consumed with triviality. Much, that clamors for your attention in life, is nothing but distractions that are trying to misdirect your life. Detach yourself from meaningless activities so you can be enthralled by purpose. Your heart will become focused on whatever you continually feed it.

Some attractions are distractions; some are infractions; and some are healing actions. It’s good to know the difference.

Self-detachment enables you to listen to others’ opinions without taking offense. The more you let go of self-deception, the better hold you get on reality. The more you detach from self-interest, the better you can understand other people.

Human nature, like gravity, tries to hold us down in self-focus. The risen Jesus wants to help us soar beyond it. Let Jesus release joy within you and you’ll have no need to hunt or hype up happiness. When I’m being myself, I mess things up. When I obey Christ in me, I experience glory.

The more I focus on the living Jesus, the happier I am. I’ve discovered that less self-focus and more Jesus focus makes life an amazing adventure!

When our focus is distracted from Jesus, Christianity is off track. Follow Him. When distractions disrupt Spirit-led actions, we quench the Holy Spirit. The focus of biblical Christianity is the living Jesus — not self, or anything else.

I’ve disappointed myself too much to have faith in myself. My faith is in the living Jesus. There’s a way to escape from the reality of guilt. The risen Jesus offers forgiveness.

Jesus can free you from the caverns of mistakes and disappointments you carry within. Dare to go beyond self-focus and be pure in heart like the living God wants you to be. Search for: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.

Jesus, help me stay focused on You today. Don’t let my mind and heart wander away.

Since kindness is a fruit of the Spirit, Christians should be unconditionally kind. The Bible calls Satan the accuser, but a lot of people who call themselves Christians seem to be doing his job today.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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