When to Turn Away
Thursday, December 06, 2012
ďTurn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.Ē
(Psalm 119:37, NIV)
TODAYíS WORD from Joel and Victoria
In order to live the life of victory God has promised, you have to be very selective about what you give your time and attention to. You have to recognize which thoughts to ignore, which comments to ignore, and sometimes, which people to ignore. Every ďbattleĒ that comes across your path is not a battle that youíre supposed to fight. Many battles are simply distractions to try to lure you off course. If that battle is not between you and your God-given destiny, itís a battle you should ignore.
Many people get thrown off course because they are always trying to straighten everyone else out or win their approval. But if thatís your focus, you are wasting valuable time and energy that you should be using to pursue your dreams. Turn away from that distraction! You donít need the approval of everyone around you; you only need Godís approval!
Friend, itís very freeing when you realize you donít have to fight every battle. You donít have to straighten people out. You donít have to pay somebody back. Instead, focus on what matters, focus on God and His Word so you can live in peace and happiness every day of your life!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for ordering my steps. Thank You for planning good things for me. Help me to discern the things I should ignore. Help me to avoid distractions as I focus my heart and mind on You today in Jesusí name. Amen.
ó Joel & Victoria Osteen