TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – Psalm 103:2 (NIV)
Never forget all of the benefits of the Lord. Remember this when it seems like you’re not moving forward and you’re not where you’re supposed to be. Remember this when you feel like you are not fulfilling your purpose. God is still good, and He is still working in you and strengthening you day by day. So remember this when you’re at:
Maybe you thought you’d be working somewhere else by now. Maybe the way you’re treated at work is almost too much to handle, but you can’t quit because there are bills to pay or there aren’t any other opportunities for you right now. Or maybe, work is just fine, but you’re wondering if there’s something more that you should be doing. You’re asking God, “is this it? Lord, Is THIS what you’ve called me to do?” Know that you don’t fulfill your purpose by working a certain job or moving to a certain area or marrying a certain person. Your purpose is fulfilled when you know what great benefit God has provided for you through Jesus Christ! So even on the not-so good days at work and the days where you’re questioning everything, don’t forget all that you receive in Him, no matter where you are/aren’t working.
Maybe you’re unemployed right now, or you had to take a semester off. Maybe you’re a stay at home mom or work from home and when the house is quiet and the day is slow, you just start to think about where you wish you were. Maybe you stumble across a photo on someone’s page and think, “wow their ____ is so much better than mine.” Understand that what makes life better is knowing that purpose is not fulfilled in physical things, but in what the Lord has provided for you. Cling to that today!
Biblical Context + Further Reading: Psalm 103:1-6
DAILY CHALLENGE: Find an encouraging way to share what God is showing you in your life right now with a friend or on social media