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We all struggle with it from time to time. There are some who struggle with it more than others and they don’t know why. I have the answer…


Where is your focus?

Is it on what others think of you?

Is it on your children?

Is it on your debts?

Is it on plans that are not working out?

When we focus in these areas we get lost after losing our direction!!

Are you open to direction?

You may say “No I’m just fine sitting right here on the couch evaluating my life… or there a lack of.

Or maybe you are ready to


Great I’m glad you are ready to


You say “But that’s going take a lot of energy.

Not so fast. It will take a lot of relinquishing (giving up) of energy. This is the energy that it bringing you down.

So let’s begin…

Pick the area that is bothering you. Write it down and look at it. Own it and identify it, because it is pretty much what is running your life right now.

Okay, you have identified it.

Now, we know everyone has a cross to carry, you know; a burden to carry.

Ask yourself can I carry this cross by myself?

Don’t all jump up and say “No way, I cannot carry this, because it’s too heavy.”

It is true you are carrying a cross you cannot carry by yourself. “Why certainly!”

So would you be willing to put your cross down?

I know we are to carry our cross, but let me tell you, the cross we were given by God does not have all these extra burdens we pick up along the way. God would not want you to carry so much.

Remember God is working in areas of your life of which you have no idea. Sometimes he removes people, finances and plans so he may work on them and you.

So go ahead and set your job, children, life’s plan, spouse and finances down for a moment.

Now if I left you with this you just may float away continuing on with a lack of direction.

So, let’s finish,

Now that you have put some things down we have to pick up what you are meant to carry.

So, “Pick up who you are in Christ!!”

First and foremost you need to know who you are in Christ, so you can live in his power and energy.

Your next question may be…

Who am I; without these things and people… job, children, parent, life’s plan, spouse and finances? (Choose which fits).

You have been given the gift of knowing how God feels about you.

I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, say the Lord Almighty.” (2nd Corinthians 6:17-18.)

You are made complete in Christ! (Colossians 2:10).

You have been given a Spirit of power, love and a sound mind! Hallelujah!! (2nd Timothy 1:7).

You have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3).

Focus on how completely loved and taken care of by God you are. Know of the blessings he lavishes upon you for a sound mind in your everyday walk.

Be blessed and claim the blessings he lavishes upon you in your everyday walk with him,