Be Like Habakkuk

My word for the year was focus.

At first I thought it was about finding my focus. But then I realized that it wasn’t so much about finding my focus. It was about making a more conscious decision in regards to what I choose to focus on.

I choose where I focus my eyes. I choose what my thoughts dwell on. I choose what task to set my hands to. I choose what I listen to.

But we have to ask ourselves…Do I choose correctly?

Not always.

We may start out with good intentions. But whenever you try to focus on something distraction comes. And that’s where we have to make a decision. Will we try to focus harder, even if it means we have to strain our eyes to see, or will we allow ourselves to be distracted? Will we go where distraction leads us?

Distraction is one of the tools Satan uses expertly. He knows exactly which carrot to dangle before you. He knows your weaknesses. He knows what will derail you.


Perhaps it’s time we stood our ground and showed him our strength.

May he know that (we) can do all things through Christ who strengthens (us). Philippians 4:13.

May he know that we stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free and (will) not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1.

The verse I was given for 2020 was Habakkuk 2:1-4.

I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold the proud, his soul it not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.

You must:

  • Position yourself to hear God’s voice.
  • Meet with God in prayer regularly.
  • Look for God to speak.
  • Listen for the word of the Lord.
  • Keep record of what God says.
  • Wait for God to bring it to pass.

Your message:

  • Must be written/told.
  • Must be clear.
  • Must be motivating and encouraging.

The messenger/you:

  • Must be patient.
  • Has an appointed time.
  • Accepts delays.
  • Humbly lives by faith.
  • Is obedient.
  • Studies the word.

Author: Sarah Jean

My name is Sarah Jean. I am a Christ follower striving to go deeper into the Father's heart. I have embraced a call to write and share my journey with you. I am a Grace University graduate with a B.A. in Intercultural Studies and a H.E.A.R.T. Missionary Training Institute graduate as well. I am also a member of Compel. I invite you to embark on this journey with me as I discover God's promises and dive deep into the Savior's heart.

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