Proverbs 4:25

The Message (MSG)

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sides of distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

Did you know that the smallest word the devil can use to take your focus off of God can do the most damage in your life, if you stop to listen?  That small word I’m talking about is the word, “IF”.  I can already hear the devil saying, “what if you don’t go to heaven because of your past”, or  what if God will never uses you in ministry again”?  Or he may put others around you to gossip or spread rumors about you to stop you from doing Gods work.  In our verse today King Solomon is giving us the key on staying focused on God.  Everyday we are bombarded by things trying to win over our hearts.  If you have given your life to God your heart belongs to him.  So our enemy is out there trying to fill it with other things, just to keep us away from God.  You know if I would have listened to his lies not to long ago I would not be where I am today.  A huge situation happened in my life not to long ago and it was utterly devastating.  I lost what meant the most to me.   One thing I did not forget was my God.  You see I remained faithful to him even though I was going through this situation.  Because I did not listen to gossip, or rumors God has been faithful to me.  Yes I have gone through the fire and yes I did get burned but God’s promise to me in Jeremiah 29:11 is what has kept me focused on him.  It says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.  You know we are not ever defined by our past when we have given our lives to God.  The devil can talk all he wants, but I know that I am a child of the Most High God. he reigns for ever.  Remember John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”.  Today walk with your head up high because you are a child of the King, and God has a great wonderful plans for your life. Many  Blessings

Pray:  Father thank you for,  forgiving me of my past.  I know before  I knew you I was real bad, but your word tells  me that your way for me is the best.  You forgave me of all my sin and nothing can ever take me out of your hands.