Joyce Meyer Devotional 19th December 2017 – Joyce Meyer
Topic: Living for God Is All That Matters
Key Verse: And Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me [essentially and perfectly morally] good? There is no one [essentially and perfectly morally] good–except God alone. (Mark 10:18)
MESSAGE: It takes boldness to follow God instead of the crowd. Being excessively concerned about what others think leads only to torment. Although all of us enjoy being well-thought-of, it is not possible to be liked by everyone all the time.
In God’s economy, we usually have to be willing to lose something we have in order to gain what we really want in life, and that means we have to stop comparing ourselves to other people’s standards and start living for God.
Your true friends will help you be all God wants you to be. They won’t judge you for following God’s call. Real friends will encourage you to make God number one in your life.
Even if everyone else walks away from you, He promises to never leave you or forsake you.
Life gets too complicated, confusing and frustrating when we try to please both God and people. You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone and worry what people think about you. Live life for God and be free to be who He made you to be.
PRAYER: Lord, I make a decision right now to live for You alone. Living by other people’s standards and expectations for me will get me nowhere. You are the only One who matters, and I want to be person You’ve made me to be. Amen!
Today’s Daily Devotional Messages was written by Joyce Meyer, the Founder of Joyce Meyer Ministries.