Stay Focused - Beloved Women - February 23, 2021
READ: “Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.” (Philippians 3:15 ESV)
TODAY'S ENCOURAGEMENT: Every day we are pulled in many directions with tasks, activities, and social gatherings, just to name a few. Staying focused long enough to accomplish goals with excellence is a challenge if we don’t take the time to prioritize and set appropriate boundaries. Newsflash: we can’t do all things well. Philippians 3:15 teaches us that we must get our priorities in order. Our primary assignment is to focus on cultivating our relationship with God.
Once we re-commit our relationship with God, God will provide us with the clear vision needed to focus on the assignments we are called to do. Distractions will come and are designed to get us off course. I’ve learned the importance of asking God for wisdom on what things to accept or decline. What things do we spend our time on that are distracting us from staying focused on God and the things that God has called us to do? Turn off social media, TV, or electronic devices for a time if needed. I encourage you to re-connect with God through prayer to hear from the Holy Spirit and stay focused.
PRAY: Dear God, Thank You for giving me renewed focus to re-commit my relationship with You. Thank You for never giving up on me when I may wander from Your presence. Please grant me courage and wisdom to know when to set down distractions and to realign my commitment to you. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
REFLECT: What is one distraction that you can set down to refocus your commitment to God?
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