Every day you get to chose which life you are going to live in: an old life of self centered obsession or a new life of love in Christ. Both are readily available to you every day. Both are initiated by focus.
What you focus on determines your perspective.
When you focus on what you need , what you deserve, what you should have, a self centered perspective dictates how you see your world and how it fails to meet your needs.
When you focus on Christ first, His grace, His gifts, His love, your perspective shifts to see the world around more clearly. You begin to see what others need, who needs grace and who needs support.
When you look to God to get what you need instead of expecting others to fill them, you are free. Free to grow, free to give, free to pursue your purpose instead of chasing after the empty pursuit of getting acceptance.
“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.
Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.
Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” (Colossians 3:12-14 MSG)
You have been chosen by God to live a life of freedom and purpose. Choose to walk in it by putting on what God has already given you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength and discipline.