“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5–6, NLT)
When we allow the needle of our lives to focus on the wrong reference point, we end up making poor decisions. We also end up pursuing things that ultimately lead to death and destruction. And so, a critical question each one of us needs to ask is: How do I decide what the right reference point is?
What we want is to have Jesus Christ as the only true reference point of life. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6, NIV). Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. This statement of truth is directional: Jesus Christ is True North personified.
As we fix our eyes and thoughts on Jesus, we focus our mind on him. When we do so, we experience extreme benefits.
Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.
—Hebrews 3:1, NIV, emphasis added
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and 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, NIV, emphasis added
For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
—Philippians 2:13, NIV, emphasis added
The greatest discovery we make when we plunge into the Bible is that our relationship with God through Christ is far more valuable than anything else this world has to offer. The living, vibrant relationship with God is life! Not only that, we obtain favor from the Lord! All of the promises of God find their “yes” of fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ.
When do you most often take your mind and your focus off Jesus? What steps can you take to avoid that happening?
Converterlators have Jesus Christ as their true reference point for life.
Link to Chapter 4 of Converterlator “The Compass of Life” and/or article “The Compass of Life” under Supernatural Relationship