We live in a world of peer pressure. Others set the standard and we wear it, drive it, quote it, or do it. In some cases that's okay, but not when it comes to your life's direction. Jesus said, "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." That means you're free from the pressures others try to put on you; free to be the person God called you to be; free to look to Him for answers instead of always looking to other people. The Bible says, "John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven." (John 3:27). When you scratch the surface, you discover that deep down many of us struggle with insecurity. We're competitive, always comparing ourselves to others. We're envious of their possessions, abilities, and accomplishments. We find ourselves trying to keep up with certain people, or be just like them. And as a result we get frustrated because we're operating outside of what God called us to be. In other words, we're not being ourselves! Understand this: The Christian life is a race, and you must run on your own track. You'll never enjoy the fullness of God's blessing until you commit to being the person He created you to be. So look in the mirror today and announce, "I am what I am. I can't be anything other than what God has called me to be. So I'm going to concentrate on being the best me I can be—and celebrate every moment of it."
"For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." (Psalm 91:11)
As we abide in the light of our Father, we are given protection beyond all comprehension. These heavenly angels are encamped all about us as they guard our every path throughout this life. Indeed, absolutely nothing shall ever prevail against us as we walk in the light! For He is our rock! He is our mighty fortress!
Week #37 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 13-15
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 25-29
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 108-110
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 23-24
Thursday: (Prophecy) Amos 1-4
Friday: (Gospels) John 16-18
Saturday: (Letters) Titus