A Weekday Paragraph is a short scripture and a short paragraph (or two or three . . .LOL) of how it applies to my life. This is written by a Christian who is growing in her relationship with Jesus, for other growing Christians. Please be encouraged, challenged or both . . . and feel free to comment or reply.
1 Samuel 7b,8 : Hannah wept and would not eat. “Hannah why are you crying?” her husband Elkanah asked, “Why won’t you eat? Why are you troubled? Am I not better to you than 10 sons?”
Hannah was focused on what she did not have. Probably it was being pointed out to her regularly that she did not have children, even though it was obvious. Scripture says that Penninah had sons and daughters, so she had at least four children.
Hannah was so vexed with Penninah who had all the chilldren, that she missed what she had – Elkanah’s love.
I have done the same. I can become so focused on what an annoying person is doing, that I miss the good parts of my life. A simple change of my focus will not change what the othe person is doing, but it will make my life easier.
I plan to concentrate on the good areas of my life, no matter what a certain individual does today. If you are facing a similar situation, will a change of focus help you as well?
copyright: K Carswell, 2019
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