You Find What You Look For

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Lately, I’ve been doing word search puzzles  to keep my mind sharp and to keep myself looking out of the box.  However, here’s an interesting thing I’ve noticed, while I do see some words I am not specifically looking for, more often than not, I can get to the end of the puzzle and look for a word I’ve not seen the whole time;,, but when I consciously look for it, it just seems to pop off the page.  It was there the whole time, I just kept looking past it, because it was not a word I was looking for at that moment.

What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?  Well nothing, but today as I was looking for that last word; it instantly popped off the page.  How many times had I looked right past it?  This thought hit not just my head, but my spirit. “You see what you look for.”  This is not only true in a word search puzzle, but in every aspect of our life as well.

When was the last time you asked yourself, “What am I looking for in my relationships, my health, and my wealth?”  Whatever it is, you’ll find what your looking for.  

I have to ask myself, am I looking for what is true, honorable, right, pure and lovely in my relationships, my health, and my wealth?  Or, am I looking for what’s defective, missing, or wrong in those areas?  Whatever I’m looking for, I’m pretty sure that is what I’ll find.  

Sometimes we do have to deal with areas in our life that are not lining up with the Word of God. However, for the most part, if we look for what’s good, that will be what dominates and ultimately wins.

We tend to look for what we think about.  If you want to know what that looks like, just check out what’s popping off the pages of your mind.  This holiday season, let’s determine to step out in faith and look at life and others through the lens Philippians 4:8.

Philippians 4:8 “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”  NLT

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S. Courtney Lawson Writer and speaker Sandy Lawson recently hit two Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new business book, "Transform," co-authored with best-selling author and speaker Brian Tracy. Sandy Lawson serves as a Care Pastor at Element Church, in Wentzville Missouri, one of the fastest growing churches America. Sandy recently joined noted business development expert, best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy, along with a select group of the world's leading experts, to co-author the book titled, Transform: The World's Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get to the Heart and Soul of Transforming your Life, Business & Health. The book was released on September 18, 2014 by CelebrityPress™ - a leading business book publisher. On the day of release, Transform reached best-seller status in two Amazon.com categories - reaching as high as #6 in the "Direct Marketing" category. The book also reached best-seller status in the "Marketing and Small Business" category. Sandy contributed a chapter titled, "The Relationship Transformation...Taking Relationships From Terminal to Transformed." Sandy Lawson has over 30 years of experience partnering with her husband, Kip, in family ministry and outreach. She's had the privilege of serving on staff at three mega churches prior to Element Church. In addition, she and her husband also had the honor of building the bus ministry of the Oneighty Youth Group at Church on the Move in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 400 riders weekly to nearly 1,500 riders each week. Her biggest joy is coaching people in their personal relationships and helping them reach their God-given potential. She and her husband have helped hundreds of couples turn failing marriages into happily-ever-afters, as well as assisting parents in their quest to create healthy thriving families. In their career, Sandy and her husband have been a major influence in the lives of thousands of children, teens, and adults around the world. Sandy is the mother of three, and the grandmother of eight wonderful grandkids. She and her husband have been married over 46 years. She is the author of a parenting book, "Parenting Through the Mirror" which explores the concept that great parenting must begin with personal transformation. She is also the author and illustrator of a children's geology book, "Iggy and the Volcano" that teaches kids the cycle of igneous rocks. Sandy is a freelance writer, speaker, blogger and was a major contributor to an internationally distributed children's curriculum. After such a successful release, Sandy Lawson will once again be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

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