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Fight Every Battle ?

This is from from www.youversion.com and written by “Joel and Victoria”

By way of introduction:

Yesterday Darren from Audacious church preached and this was one the verses he quoted. I was surprised because I had been reading this part of Psalm 119 earlier. Darren’s challenge was “what is it that revives us, where/what do we turn to?” When I was reading this verse over and over I knew God was trying to say something to me then I read this and I realised that when I get tired and down I often look for approval from others in the way described below . . I pray you are encouraged, as I was, when you read this.

Psalm 119:37 “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way” NKJV

TODAY’S WORD – Know When to Turn Away, by Joel and Victoria
“You have to be very selective about what you give your time and attention to in order to live the life of victory God has promised. 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 ignore.
Many people get thrown off course because they are always trying to straighten everyone else out or win their approval. 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!
Friend, 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 will live in peace and happiness every day of your life!”

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
“Father, 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. Amen.”

May our Father Bless you
Andy

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