While on the aeroplane yesterday I was thinking about how important time is. If you want to live a life of victory in Christ, you have to be very selective about what you give your time and attention to. You have to recognise which thoughts to ignore, which comments to ignore, and sometimes, which people to ignore. Every â€œbattleâ€ that comes across your path is not a battle that youâ€™re supposed to fight. Some are simply distractions to try to lure you off course. If that battle is not between you and your God-given destiny, itâ€™s a battle you should ignore.
Some people get distracted because they are always trying to straighten everyone else out, or win their approval. But if thatâ€™s your focus, you are wasting valuable time and energy that you should be using to pursue your dreams. Turn away from that distraction! You donâ€™t need the approval of everyone around you; you only need Godâ€™s approval!
Today, realise you donâ€™t have to fight every battle. You donâ€™t have to straighten people out. You donâ€™t have to pay somebody back. Instead, focus on what matters; focus on God and His Word, so that you can live in freedom, peace and happiness every day of your life!
“Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to Your Word.”(Psalm 119:37, NIV)?
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for ordering my steps.Â Â Father, thank You for planning good things for me. God, teach me what battles to fight. 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 Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.
A special word from the Lord, from Pastor Ray Patrick.