Some days are so busy…hectic…actually, crazy. The world keeps on coming at me…phone calls, requests, glitches in the plan, mail…these never seem to slow down. In fact, as I get older, the demands on me come faster. Feelings and perspective of being so far behind easily wrap their fingers around my neck…slowly choking me.
For some people there are occasional days, that the grip is so tight, things seem hopeless. For others, it’s an endless string of helpless or hopeless days. The end to these feelings or days is hard to visualize and experience.
Some of the problem is how we measure “behind” or “ahead”. We often get sucked into the world’s standard or metrics. We have limited control over some of the demands coming our way so how can we actually measure something we don’t control to determine progress. What we do control is how we respond to what comes our way…and that’s how we should measure progress.
The answer…measure how well your response to the demands and twists of life is rooted in being focused on God. He will bring peace, comfort, answers, and walk with you through the busyness and demands. He promises to be our guide along the journey, so measure how well you follow your guide.
Ask God to clear your thinking and remove any obstacles that may exist in your relationship with him. Perhaps you have made some poor decisions or used bad judgment. God is there to forgive you and help you get back on track.
Today and every day, remind that life is a journey…a series of steps. Remember that you can create the environment for change, but God does the changing. And the Bible assures us that with Him, all things are possible. Let Him be your guide.
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My Father and my Lord, Thank you for being my constant guide. Help me be sensitive…and obedient…to your guidance. Give me eyes that see and ears that hear Your leading…Your nudging…Your encouragement. Also, when I am off course and in dangerous detours, let me be open to Your need to redirect me back on track even if You need to forcibly push me. I pray this and all prayers in the name of the One You sent to teach us, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.”
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
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What an encouraging devotional! There is so much in life we can't control so it's so good to know that God is in control. I especially appreciate the part where you said this, "What we do control is how we respond to what comes our way…and that's how we should measure progress." I needed that reminder today. God will lead and He always provides. Praise the LORD!!!