Daily Word for Friday, May 22, 2015
In life, by God’s grace, we find that which stabilizes. Stability is a concept that must be embraced. Paul stated his goal was to “lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.” [Philippians 3:12]
On another occasion, Jesus responding to His disciples in the midst of a crisis, directed them to take courage [Matthew 14:27 – But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!]. Christ was there but they had a responsibility to take or embrace that which would bring stability in that situation.
So the question becomes, what is it that we are not embracing that could bring stability in our current context?
Ask yourself these questions and then take the needed action to go to the next level in your family, profession, business or life.
1. Have I inadvertently excluded God from my plan?
2. Have I moved away from spiritual disciplines that got me where I am?
3. Am I more concerned about my critics than I am my vision?
4. Am I carrying toxic thinking into my next steps?
Take your answers to these questions to God and ask for the grace needed to make the necessary corrections.