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Thought and Prayer for Saturday, January 25, 2020

Saturday, January 25, 2020

January 25, 2020 WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING

As we work on our goals, we need to be sure we aren’t comparing ourselves to others. Doing that could cause us to get discouraged and even become jealous of their success. We should learn to be content with our progress and continue to take small steps daily as we celebrate our successes along the way. As soon as we stop comparing ourselves to others and remember we all have specific and unique talents, we will understand the foolishness of our discouragement. Comparing ourselves to others will not get us to the goal God has set before us. It will only distract us from focusing on God.

SCRIPTURE:
Galatians 6:4 “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.” (NLT)

Proverbs 14:30 “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write how you get discouraged.
2. List those who you sometimes compare yourself with.
3. Know God created you uniquely to do great things.
4. Stop comparing and start learning to be content with your progress.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we thank You for the progress we have made in our lives. We thank You for the lessons learned, the failures, and the setbacks. We know all these things help us to move forward. We want to be content with where we are in our lives right now and continue to take steps forward doing Your will. Remind us daily to stop comparing ourselves to others but instead focus on You and do the things You created us to uniquely do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We are to be content with the progress we have made doing the will of God and know we are very blessed.

Philippians 4:11b “I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.” (NLT)

God wants us to take one step at a time and know He is with us in all we do.

Psalm 37:23 “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” (NLT)

Rather than comparing ourselves to others, we are to draw close to God and He will draw close to us.

FOCUS:
James 4:8a “Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” (NLT)
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