Matthew 6:33, NKJV “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Luke 9:1-2, NKJV “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.”
We must be outward focused to see prayers answered, lives changed and accomplish what God has called us to do.
Looks upward to Jesus for our identity. Brings favor and power of God to do what He has called us to do. Looks outward loving others as we love ourselves.
Looks inward for identity. Brings failure. Brings inflated egos which causes us to miss our calling.
If you feel you are missing God’s power and purpose for your life, you possibly have become inward focused.