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Saturday, September 8, 2012

September 8: Keep Your Eyes on God

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NOTE TO SELF: When we continue to pay too much attention to everything else going on around us, we tend to trip over our own feet. I am shamefully guilty of this.

Over the past few months, I have lost complete focus of my relationship with God. Although I had my few minutes of morning prayers, and talked endlessly about the goodness of God to others, I remained fixated on matters that didn’t matter.

Paul reminds us in 2 Timothy:

“Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights” (2:23).

I’ve recently ended up in inane discussions that have done just that. Some conversations needed to be discussed and spoken about honestly. However, there were more than enough discussions that I should have ignored and back away from because they merely took me off track of what God was doing in my life.

The devil plots new ways every day to distract us from God and trip over ourselves at every turn. We say things we shouldn’t, do things we know shouldn’t be done, and act in ways that are contradictory to our faith. And ultimately we find ourselves far from God, wondering where it all went wrong. Everything around gets blurry and out of focus, which ultimately makes us stumble around clumsily.

Keeping our eyes on God keeps us focused, and our path won’t have nearly as many stumbling blocks; and those that the enemy puts in front of us, God steers us around…and over!

PRAYER: Father, forgive us for taking our eyes off of you. Help us to keep our sights on You and Your will for our lives. Amen.

JOURNAL: Have you taken your sights off God? What happens when you do and how do you readjust your eyesight?

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