Focus on what you are

May 27, 2024 | 18 comments

“I’m not smart enough.  I’m not worthy.  I’m not able …” are beliefs many people struggle with.  If ever tempted to get depressed over what you are not, focus on what you are. 

What you are with God in Spirit defeats what you are not with mortal mind in the world.

With God, you are smart enough.  God is an all-knowing Mind that readily feeds you with inspired ideas to act on.  You have spiritual sense to hear those ideas and act on them.  Demonstrate how smart you really are by listening and following those ideas as they come.  They will.

With God, you are always worthy.  God loves you the same as any other child, and wants only the best for you.  The best of God comes to you spiritually, through inspiration and ideas that improve your state of mind and enable you to see paths of progress ahead of you.  Proof your worthiness by using your spiritual sense and receiving helpful ideas coming from above.  They are coming your way now.

With God, you are able.  You are able to be kind, loving, thoughtful, considerate, patient, forgiving, and receptive to good ideas that bring good results.  Ability is never lost in matter.  It’s present in Spirit, and as a spiritual child of God, you have it now to exercise abundantly.

You are an amazing creation of God with a unique and special role to play in the universal scheme of things.  

Focus on what you are with God in Spirit, not on what mortal mind says you lack in the world of matter.

Living true to what you are with God, defeats what you thought you lacked elsewhere.

18 thoughts on “Focus on what you are”

  1. Thank you Evan!
    -& also love Mrs Eddy states “God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies.” [Mis 307]

  2. A beautiful reminder, thank you as always Evan!

    I think you meant ‘prove’ at the bottom of the 4th paragraph (“Prove your worthiness…”).

  3. I am so grateful for the ideas expressed as those ideas help to bridge a gap that needed to be examined and revised in my thinking. The topic is right on and so needed. Linda Lou

  4. This is very nice, Evan. A very helpful reminder. Thanks for feeding your flock. Happy Memorial Day.

  5. If we reflect God, as the Bible assures us, we include everything
    that we need to be confident that we can do and be everything
    rightly and joyfully – and no material suggestions otherwise have
    any power to prevent us from reflecting and glorifying God.

    This reminds me of the old song:

    You’ve got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
    E-lim-i-nate the negative
    Latch on to the affirmative
    Don’t mess with Mr. In-Between

  6. Thank you for the daily encouragement, Evan.

    I like how you used “proof” as a verb in the 4th paragraph (“Proof your worthiness…”). Proofing is another angle of looking at proving.

  7. I have an email signature that reads: “You are always a perfect you.” Which I think goes along with todays post.

  8. It seems as we go through “human” life, we learn what is Really important..
    our being as spiritual rather than what our mortal characteristics Seem to be.
    There were times, especially in growing up, when I got hung up with what mortal
    eyes were seeing me as, instead of as a perfect child of God.
    With the help of all of you wonderful representatives of God’s reflection, I more so
    now see myself, as I am – as we All are … Perfect in Love’s reflection. And I cherish
    each spiritual thought that brings home our innate loveliness as seen through the
    lens of God’s complete/wholeness of who we Really are and always have been…
    and always will be.

  9. Thank you for this insightful and powerful reminder. A wonderful friend introduced me to your daily inspirational message and now they always begin my day! They open the day with spiritual ideas!

  10. What a beautiful reminder..THANK YOU.
    After I read it and thought about it a bit, a wonderful reminder came into my thinking. This is true for everyone, they just haven’t realized it yet

  11. Thank you dear Evan and All – what perfect and wonderful thoughts. I have come
    across some insights that I have found helpful:

    “People often say that ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ and I say
    that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you [ARE] the beholder!
    This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look,
    including Inside ourselves” – Salma Hayek

    “We say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but quickly make opinions about someone
    on the basis of their appearance. Our society is obsessed with looks. But we shouldn’t
    forget that, if the heart or soul is hollow, no amount of good looks are going to make
    someone beautiful. Rather than judging people on their physical appearance, it’s
    important to understand their inner beauty “- Unknown Author [ Note: We are All
    perfect the way God has created us and sees us and we Really All do have a heart
    and soul of divine Love ]

    “People aren’t as beautiful as they look, as they walk, or as they talk. [mortal sense]…
    They are only as beautiful as they love, as they care and as they share” … [spiritual
    sense] – Unknown Author

    “The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in Others” – Unknown Author

  12. Thank you Evan for the uplifting and much needed Spirit View today. I also appreciate all the other comments and the joy we all can know that have been expressed in the forgoing posts.
    Blessings to all,
    Suzie H

  13. This makes me think of Genesis 3, verses 10 and 11. God said to Adam, “Who told thee that thou wast naked?”
    WHO is it that ever tells us that we are less than the perfect reflection of God? It is mortal mind, the mind that claims we were conceived in matter. When the liar suggests to us a lie about ourselves, therefore a lie about God, we can use the same words as Jesus, “ Get thee behind me, Satan,” and really mean it. Tell the truth about the lie. Jesus did that and the meek master was not so meek in telling mortal mind to

  14. Thanks, J, so much for the link to that article “Models of Excellence” by Mark Swinney. It was truly EXCELLENT!

  15. Thank you Evan for reminding us what we truly are, as you said — amazing creations of God, each with our unique and special roles to play in the universal scheme of things. Yes.

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