Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Daily Devotion for 4/20/11 Be led by God, Not Others
Happy Wednesday Folks!!! It's the middle of the week and that much closer to the weekend. I hope everyone's week has been blessed thus far. Here we go!
Today's Topic: Be led by God, not others
Scripture Text: Romans 8:14
"Led by the Spirit of God"
Life is like a maze; it's easy to get lost. Pressure comes at us from every direction to keep others happy. We study the important people in our lives, trying to decide what they want from us and how to give it to them, and in the process we lose ourselves. You need to stop and ask "Who am I living for? Why am I doing the thing I do?" Paul writes: "Having gifts...that differ...let us use them..." (Romans 12:6)
So what has God called and equipped YOU to do? Those who succeed at being themselves don't allow other to control them because they are led by GOD.
"As many are led by the Spirit of God, these are song of God" Don't be upset because people place demands on you. It's your life, take charge of it! [This is on time right here] The pressures you feel right now may not be coming from others at all; we all do things we'd rather not do. We do them because we love others, and in so doing we show the fruit of the Spirit [Galatians 5:22] But that's different from being controlled by your own insecurities or the endless demands of others. When you try to become everything to everybody, you get lost in the process. Plus, when you live for people's approval, you risk forfeiting God's.
I know from personal experience that you put more stress on yourself by living for others rather than living and doing for God. It's not worth it, trust me. Life became so much easier to handle, even with all the ups and downs, once I started fully living for Christ and for his approval and not the approval for man.
Prayer for today
"Lord what do you want me to do?"
That's all for today folks. Remember to pray for someone today ;) I'm praying for you!
Love me some you :)
:: LA ::