April 5, 2016 devotion


“And you, your lives must be totally obedient to GOD, our personal God, following the life path He has cleared, alert and attentive to everything He has made plain this day.”

‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭8:59-61‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Good morning, DevotedOne. 
My dad’s folks were collectors. On one of their flea market whims they took a liking to clocks. Pop Coon gave me their cuckoo clock when I was about 12, and I proudly hung it in my bedroom. It drove the rest of my family NUTS – but I loved that thing. 

You know, it is true … you really can’t please everybody. 

Until you recognize that 

and accept that, then you will remain stuck. 

Guess what, not even God pleases everybody. (Whaaaat?!)

Think about it. . . 

was everyone on earth overjoyed to 

share the lake, 

or the fish, 

or a drink of water, 

or a meal with Jesus?

So, it is foolish – if God can’t even do that, to hope that you and I can do that. 

But, here is the gamechanger: God said “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.”

Jesus knew who he was.

His father told him.

His Father has told you and me the same thing. 

Here’s the deal. If you don’t know who you are, then you will hear criticism and cave into it because you want to be liked by everyone. So if they want you to do something, you will follow just to be liked. You will cave into the wrong kind of competition … and think just because somebody else is running 100 mph then you must run 100 mph, but you are not built to run 100 mph like them.

And, if you are not careful … then you will wear yourself out and fall short of the goal. 

But when you understand:

this is me,

I am God’s,

this is my lane,

this is my goal,

then the competition field becomes a field of one. You. 

You can encourage a thousand people, and I can encourage only four.

In order to have peace with that, and not get trapped in ‘comparison complex’ that spins you around and keeps you tangled up in your shorts, you must:

-release the pressure-.

You do that by identifying Who you are aiming to please. 

I’m not doing this for you. I am doing it for my God, 

my Creator, 

the One who loves me. 

I will always fall short in your book. 

But as long as I am following Him with everything in me, then I will always be right on target.

Wake up. 

Define your field. 

Stop the comparison. 



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About lewis3sunz

I am a blessed woman. Wife, daughter, mother of 3sunz, sister, author of 'Spirit Move Me: Memos to you that sway with the Holy Spirit', Jesus loving Oklahoma girl, I love exploring truth, early morning is my favorite time of day, teacher/trainer, lover of books and news and fascinated with butterflies, extreme right brained pondering creature; enjoy helping others find meaning, tap into their own inspiration and intuition to work more effectively, and overcome struggles and the rising and falling of life in the everyday grind and in small business/micro business worlds. Blessed with the crazy notion, the wild-eyed foolishness, and the madcap belief in the simple idea that I might help one to make a decision that makes a difference in the world . . . as stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote…“To know one life breathed easier because you lived, this is to have succeeded.” I get to use my small business background as a former owner of a Flower Shop and Hallmark Store and former co-owner of Disability Specialists, LLC, to help folks build dreams. I hold a M.Ed with emphasis on Adult Training and Education. I’d love to get my Doctorate in Educational Leadership . . . someday. My work centers on the belief that inside each of us lives a mesmerizing soul waiting to be revealed. Every day we can choose to trust the magic of our calling and take those unconventional moves to unlock an enchanted journey. I serve as Business and Industry Director and Business Development Services Coordinator at Canadian Valley Technology Center in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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