Daily Devotion

What is Running (or Ruining) Your Life?

“The Lord will guide me continually.” Isaiah 58:11

When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the need to figure out a way to get back at someone? Is it the need to please your parents? Is it the need to run from your past? Whatever it is, if it is not the need to fulfill God’s plan for your life, or some selfish, self-centered need, then it is wrong.

Unfortunately, most people do not look at life from the perspective of serving God. Most people look at life from the perspective of “how can I get what I want out of life without inconveniencing myself”. Along that path, a lot of people get hurt, some destroyed. But to truly grow in the Lord, we must let go of the past baggage–“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.”(Isaiah 43:18). Next give God the reins to guide us and to heal us–“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others…”(2 Cor 1:4). Lastly we must follow His will and trust that it will all work out for our good–“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.”(Romans 8:28)

We have to trust that God had our lives preplanned before we were born and let Him do His work!(Isaiah 46:3-4) Let God do God and just sit back and watch Him work. Yes there are circumstances that come into our lives for which we have no control, but I know and serve an indescribable God that can do all things. He can change the slightest situation into a miracle. He still heals, He still delivers, He still answers prayers! Just let go and let God get you where you need to be. It means letting go of what you have done, what others have done to you, what you THINK others have done to you, and missed dreams… God forgives them all and forgets them and even better yet–He IS the great Redeemer.(Joel 2:25, Deut 32:35, Romans 12:19)  So should you–and get your life in line with God’s will. “I desire to do God’s will so I shall know whether it is from God.”(John 7:17) Be blessed today as always! I am praying for you!


“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Marquita B. Priester


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