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All that glitters ain't gold

Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post.


It's not always what it seems, my friends, so you have to stay on what God has for you. You have to stay focused and not veer to the left or to the right. Deuteronomy 5:32-33 says, "You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess."

So, what is that saying? Stay alert to what the Lord is dropping in your spirit and don't waste a minute comparing yourself to anybody, because as I said during yesterday's podcast episode, what God has for you, is for you and only you. You don't have to do what I used to try to do, make things happen that God hasn't told you to do. I was forever trying to help God out. That's why I had setback after setback. So, don't do what I did, ok? Just stay centered on God and He will lead you. Yes, He will open doors that will automatically come to you. It will just happen the way God dictates, so there's no worries. I say all of that to say that we have to stay grounded, because let me tell you, all that glitters ain't gold. No need to compare right?

If you listened to my podcast episode #203 where I talked about my move from one city to another city -- actually that was when I moved from the west coast back to the east coast and I lived in this little country town, but what I saw there was really interesting. I knew people who drove dirty raggedy pick-up trucks who were millionaires and I would see people who drove fancy luxury cars who had virtually nothing at all. What am I saying? That all that glitters ain't gold -- all that seems to be all of that, may not be. So why compare ourselves to ghosts, right? Why compare ourselves to anybody? Why think we don't measure up? Why think we're not enough? We do measure up and we are enough. And when we are who the Lord made us to be, when we stay true to who we are in Him, we will continue to develop as He sees fit. And when we do that we can't go wrong if you ask me. We will be the awesome creations in Christ He made us to be and I think that's great news. I really do. So, what God has for us, is for us. 
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