Focusing on your problem or focusing on God?

From Alan Smith.

“I can’t afford to be more conscious of any problem than I am of his presence.” –Bill Johnson.

How often do I pray from a place of being conscious of a problem rather than of His presence? Too often.

When I am problem-focused rather than Kingdom-focused, I usually end up striving from a place of fear and unbelief. This usually produces fruitlessness in prayer, which then magnifies the unbelief. This process may produce louder and more fervent prayer, but rarely does it produce more effective prayer.

Faith comes from hearing God. Revelation results from turning toward Him, not toward a problem.

I’m most effective in prayer when my focus is upon pursuing divine encounter rather than relief from a difficulty.

One Response to “Focusing on your problem or focusing on God?”

  1. Jessjuice7 January 16, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Wow! I really enjoyed reading this. I blogged about something pretty similar a few months ago. It is refreshing to see people with similar mind sets.God Bless!

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