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Today’s Devotions – Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Proverbs 16:3

Focus on the Lord

Focus on the Lord. So, I was reading Proverbs 16 and I found myself coming back to Proverbs 16:3. My new life is focused on being still and following the Lord’s will. Too many times in the past I have run ahead of the Lord, too full of myself in my head to hear Him call to me that I was heading in the wrong direction.

This is important, because I am not a new believer. I know beyond all else where our blessings, huge and seemingly small both, come from. Everything good and perfect comes from God. And yet, yes, off I went, full-bore, blind and unprepared for what was ahead.

What Proverbs 16:3 says to me is “focus on the Lord.” Since the day that I fully surrendered to God, I remind myself every day to “focus on the Lord.” He will fulfill His promises, according to His will and I know that His will is perfect and wonderful.

So I will pray, refresh myself every single morning in His love, and know I will go to work, do my best and commit everything I do to the Lord. I struggle with myself when I feel thoughts that were the “old-me.” Thoughts that urge me to just “go for it!” on any dumb, old-habit-inspired idea, reaction, or conversation that goes through my mind. I know it is one of two things- it’s either just simple bad (sinful) habits or it is the devil, trying to lead me off the Lord’s path.

Either way, as long as I focus on the Lord, listen to what His Word says, pray and talk to Him about it. (Not just the worrisome or bad! Remember to talk about your ideas, hopes, dreams and your day!) I have faith that the Lord is and will direct my steps. Keeping my eyes and focus on the Lord, slowing down everything I do (even my verbal responses to others, reminding myself, “Is this what Jesus would say?”), praying, even just quickly asking God to guide me (lol, I just thought: “what, like God may be busy and not paying attention?”), because I want to be surrendered. God’s will. Not mine.

I wish you a wonderful day ahead, filled with hope and joy!

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