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Thought and Prayer for Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

November 25, 2019 GETTING THINGS DONE

Why don’t we get things done? There are many reasons; however, there is only one person to blame. That is us. We don’t get things done because we give up, stop caring or get distracted. God knows this. He knows what distracts us, limits us and tempts us. He is aware of this…but are we? It’s time we determine what is holding us back and ask God to help us move past it. Figuring out our barriers to do God’s will can help us create a plan to get past those barriers and live the good life He has planned for us.

SCRIPTURE:
Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write out what God wants you to do.
2. List what things are holding you back.
3. Know God wants to help you.
4. Pray and prepare yourself to be bold and do God’s will.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we know we allow so many things to distract us from doing Your will. We get lazy. We get sidetracked. We get down and out. Help us, we pray. We want to prepare our hearts and minds by reading Your word. We want to remember we can do all things through Christ. We want to recall You are with us and will work for us and in us. Use us today, Lord. Use us today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
We are to rely completely on God to get us through the barriers that keep us from doing His will.

Philippians 4:13 “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (NLT)

God has the power to help us get things done according to His will. The more we are filled with His power and His love, we the more we can do for Him.

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (NLT)

We are to understand our limitations and recognize our distractions and temptations so we are ready to do God’s will when it is time.

FOCUS:
Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (NLT)
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