Pursue Righteousness – Beloved Women – July 18, 2022
“Whoever pursues righteousness and love, finds life, prosperity and honor.” - Proverbs 21:21 NIV
You’ve been working your five-year plan diligently, but haven’t achieved your goals. All of your T’s are crossed and your I’s are dotted, but to no avail. You eat, breathe, and sleep your goals every day. You couldn’t be more focused, right? But what are you focused on?
It may seem counterintuitive, but God’s path to success is your focus on Him, not constant focus on your goals. To pursue righteousness and love, we must focus on Him. How was Peter able to walk on water? He focused on Jesus. Actually, focusing on our Lord is the to-do in all situations.
God will give you the direction you need. Linger with Him. You might find that your goals aren’t His goals for your life. Or perhaps, like working on a project with your favorite friend, you just might enjoy His company so much that you forget the task at hand. Now, sisters, that is real success.
My loving Shepherd, thank you for guiding me on the right paths for your name’s sake. Thank you for reminding me that you are the most important thing in my life. Please transform my heart so that I can say, as Jesus said, not my will, but yours be done. In the precious name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.
Whose to-do’s are at the top of your list, yours or God’s? Are you pursuing righteousness and love? Are you giving more of your energy to His goals for you or yours?
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Originally published Monday, 18 July 2022.