Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.
- Proverbs 3:3-6
Did you know that God does not measure success in terms of results but in terms of obedience?
He knows that you cannot control another person’s actions.
You are not responsible for how someone else responds.
God is looking at your heart. He will support you faithfully following Christ.
That means when that coworker challenges you or a family member upsets you, God wants you to lean on Him for guidance.
He wants you to honor Him regardless of the situation you face.
So that everyone can look back on each day you lived and see God’s light shining brightly through you.
That’s not to say we don’t all mess up at times. We live in a broken world. The tendency may be to hide and act like we have it all together.
But a wonderful thing happens as we share our struggles with other believers. God works. He uses us to help one another.
It isn’t always perfect, and it’s certainly not pain-free.
But, God can heal us and grow our relationship with Him and others as we become vulnerable with each other.
Prayer: God, please be with me today as I interact with people who cause me confusion, hurt, or strife. Guard my words, and protect my heart as I go through this day. Amen.