The Light Daily Devotional – Be deliberate with your actions.
Focus: Be deliberate with your actions
WORD FOR TODAY
Live life; don’t let life live you. Be deliberate in living to please God through obedience to His word!
“But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27 NKJV
Don’t let the situations of life dictate your actions; instead, respond to all situations according to God’s word for them. Joseph did not say “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” when he was tempted, but rather disciplined himself and fled from sin according to God’s Word. David did not lay his hand on King Saul, who was desperately seeking to kill him, because he remembered God’s word, which says, “Touch not my anointed.”
Someone can be stealing funds placed at his disposal because he is earning little and carrying vast responsibility for unbridled ambition. A man may be indulging in adultery because the temptation is just too great. I don’t know the reason you always give for your actions. The men of old could have given such an excuse, but they lived their lives according to God’s word and did not allow those situations to lead them down the path they never intended to take. The apostle Paul was tempted in many ways, but he disciplined himself to fulfill his mandate.
Take charge of your destiny by denying yourself so you can have the life God wants to give you!
+ Are you living life, or is life living you?
Prayer: Lord! Give me the grace to deny myself and live to fulfill my mandate in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: The situation of life will lead you down the path you never dreamed to go if you have not resolved to deny yourself in every bid to please God!
Have an awesome Tuesday!