It’s all too easy to get discouraged. It’s easy to focus on everything that’s going wrong or not going at all. It’s easy to focus on the negative thoughts or opinions of others and get discouraged over everything. 

But there’s usually another side to things. A side that’s not as bleak or daunting. A side with a little hope or perspective.  Maybe what you’re going through is preparing you for something. Maybe something you’re going through is going to teach you something. 

I challenge you to shift your focus today. Instead of focusing on the negative things, shift your thoughts to positive ones. Shift towards hope and light. Shift your focus towards the cross and the hope that provides even though the intention of the cross was murder. 

“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneerand perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross,scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” -Hebrews 12:2

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