Monday, May 30, 2011

Where Is Your Focus?

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
(Romans 3:23).

In recent months, I’ve noticed I tend to concentrate on the “falling short,” part of Romans 3:23…alot.

Does any of this sound familiar to you?

I fall short when I yell at my kids.

I fall short when I sit at the computer too long.

I fall short when I hit the snooze button and miss sharpening time with God.

I focus on my falling short as opposed to God being the filler of my falling-short-moments. The great news is that God doesn’t concentrate on our transgressions, even when we do. Psalm 103:12 tells us, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” God doesn’t hold life-long-grudges, but instead is the giver of eternal mercy.

Once we confess our mess-ups and lay our burdens at the foot of the cross, God wipes them away forever. It’s as if they never happened.

“Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin,” (Romans 4:7-8 New Living Translation).

So, if we pray today for something we already talked to God about yesterday, his response just might be, “I’m not sure what you’re referring too? ~ I never saw that?”

Sweet friends, whatever falling short moments you’re clinging to today, remember in the eyes of God, those things never took place. What a perfectly packaged grace gift for God’s girls (and boys)!



  1. This spoke right to my heart... I am the queen of dwelling on short-comings. Thank you, I needed to hear this... you knew it and so did He... love you!

  2. I'm so with you on this one, Kelli! Your post reminds me of my thoughts yesterday sitting in church. "Falling short" is a great way to put it. Thanks so much for another great post!

  3. Great Post and words for we all fall short in words and thoughts, I have watch my thoughts I could be resting watching a cooking show and something that is not pure will enter it and I quickly have to start singing a gospel song to remove it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this

  4. I know I'm guilty of dwelling on what I see as my shortcomings now and again Kelli. Thankfully, our Heavenly Father is with us, and He's already moved past it even when my limited being hasn't. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!