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In this world that is so full of temptation, which is literally right at our fingertips, it’s tough to stay focused on God and His word.
As well, it is very easy to separate who I am at work and who I am in other areas — act one way at church, another at work, etc. To compartmentalize our lives, is becoming easier and easier in this post-truth world, or you could say post-Christian world. (This means the loss of the Christian worldview in political affairs — especially in the Western world, where Christianity had previously flourished. Today, worldviews such as secularism and nationalism are flourishing.)
What we all need to see and learn is that it doesn’t matter who our boss is, who those over us are. Do we like them or not? What matters is who God is, and am I living life the way He has asked me to? True promotion comes from Him.
If we purpose to honor Him, put Him first, live the way the word of God instructs us to live, then God will bless our lives. 1 Samuel 2:30b (TLB) — I will honor only those who honor me, and I will despise those who despise me. God honors only those who honor Him. How do we honor Him? By keeping His word, aligning ourselves with His ways.
So, no matter what circumstance you find yourself in, choose to put God first, and He will help you.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 6:58 AM MDT
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