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Refocusing on Christ

Ever notice the simplicity with which head football coaches answer halftime questions? It might even be a bit comical! You know the scene: both teams are jogging back to their respective locker rooms for halftime adjustments and pep talks, when suddenly a field reporter grabs the losing head coach and asks, “Coach, what does your team need to do to turn the game around?” A little annoyed, the head coach answers, “We just need to block and tackle better.” Now, he could probably expound more on his answer, but he keeps it simple and focused on the fundamentals.

The same can be applied to our walks with Christ. Whenever we’re struggling in life—be it our health, our relationships, our finances—or whenever our faith is hanging by a thread, what we need most is to refocus our hearts on the simple-yet-fundamental message of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:2).

This weekend, take your heart back to your first love (Revelation 2:4). Focus on Christ and rejoice in his great love for you. Your problems might not suddenly disappear, but your hope will be strengthened anew, and that makes all the difference.

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