2013-02-10: Sharpening the Focus of Your Faith

Sermon Audio: Sharpening the Focus of Your Faith
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Habakkuk 3:1-15
Duration: 27:36
Size: 12.6 MB

Sharpening the Focus of Your Faith
Habakkuk 3:1-15

Although instant everything might be at our fingertips when it comes to our food, it’s not usually like that when it comes to our spiritual growth.

The question we are forced to ask is this: “Since Habakkuk’s circumstances have not changed, why the dramatic change in his heart-from complaining to singing?”

I. Shift Your Focus from Your Fears to the Faithfulness of God (3:2a,3-15)

In order to overcome his fears of the coming invasion, Habakkuk purposefully reminded himself of what he knew.

The thing that sustained Habakkuk in the midst of the fear and perplexity that gripped him was the shifting of his focus away from his fears to the proven faithfulness of God.

Today I want you to realize that no matter what you may be facing and no matter how many people may have failed you in the past-God will never fail you.

Take your eyes off all your future fears and look back and reflect upon the faithfulness of God to you in the past.

II. Shift Your Focus from Your Purposes to the Purposes of God (3:2b)

What he wanted now, more than anything else, was for God’s plan to succeed.

There is a lot of confusion today about the purpose of the Christian life.

God’s purposes are to build internal character into your life, to give you a deep peace, to provide you with things money just cannot buy.

Shift your focus from your fears to the faithfulness of God.

And shift your focus from your purposes to the purposes of God.