Philippians 4:8 (NET)Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.
After several months of marriage, Bidemi had not conceived and she now became really worried. She started imagining all kinds of negative things. She heard that those who had committed abortion might have damaged their wombs and may never conceive. She was particularly worried because she had had two abortions while an unbeliever.
She was also worried because she felt it could be her stepmother’s curse at work. She forgot that her stepmother said she would never marry, but she was now happily married to a man who truly loved her. He was the one encouraging her and telling her that nothing was wrong with her. He said that even if her womb was damaged, God would restore it.
One day, as she went through her old sermon notes, she remembered something she had learned long ago. It was a sermon centered on Philippians 4:8. She remembered she came out of circles of depression and oppression after she had listened to that sermon and decided to always focus her mind on the good in her life. She remembered she became spiritually strong and started walking in perpetual victory after receiving that message.
She repented and decided to start thanking the Lord for all the good in her life. This is how joy filled her heart again.
The more you focus on your challenges, the bigger they become. But the more you focus on the Lord and what He is doing in your life, the smaller your challenges become, and the stronger you become to overcome them.
Prayer: Ask the Lord to help you always focus on Him and what He is doing in your life.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
Yearly Bible Plan: Ezra 6-10 (In Devotional Audio)
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