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22 June – Get off my boat

Do you ever get weary of all the fuss and bother around you or how you may feel internally at times?

I’ve discovered and unfortunately often have to be reminded to take my eyes off the problems and drama’s happening around me and instead look firmly ahead to what God’s purpose and plan for my life is.

The “force” of our purpose and knowing what we are made to do and be creates momentum within us that protects us from the things or people who may drag us back or down. We’ll leave them in our wake like a speedboat in motion leaves a wake in the water. A speed boat’s “wake” causes turbulence that is difficult to get over or through. The more momentum we have the bigger our wake and the less “stuff” is able to attach itself or get on board the boat.

I think God wants us to be like that speedboat. Then life’s drama’s, negativity and the cares and concerns of the world are far less likely to get near us or drag us down. We are focused and will recognise what really matters in life and leave the rest in our wake.

However if we are constantly listening and looking at all the problems, other people’s issues or just the noise around us, these become like weights climbing aboard our vessel. They serve as distractions and we can easily run the risk of entertaining these “weights” if we lose focus and start listening and looking at them.

The bible talks about the importance of keeping momentum in what God has called us to do and be. Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,”

“Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.” (Hebrews 12:12-13)

Today make a decision to focus on your God given purpose and what you are motivated and passionate about. Focus on those things that bring joy, fulfilment, and are God’s plan for you. Think on, “whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” and leave the rest in your wake.(Philippians 4:8),

Prayer: Lord please help me to remain focused and free from the weights that try to entangle and drag me down. Please give me strength and endurance  so I can gain the momentum and wisdom to keep moving forward today. In Jesus Name Amen.

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