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Thursday, September 28, 2017
When to Turn Away - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotion 27 September Wednesday
"Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word." (Psalm 119:37, NIV)
When to Turn Away
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 “battle” that comes across your
path is not a battle that you’re 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, it’s a battle you should
people get thrown off course because they are always trying to
straighten everyone else out or win their approval. But if that’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 don’t need
the approval of everyone around you; you only need God’s approval!
it’s very freeing when you realize you don’t have to fight every
battle. You don’t have to straighten people out. You don’t 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
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 Jesus’ name.