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I was fishing with a friend on a river that was so lush with greenery; it wasn’t apparent that we were drifting downstream. We drifted around ten miles in forty-five minutes. We headed upstream, and a friend of ours was coming downstream in a hurry. He said, “Where Were You? I Was Scared To Death!” He was upset and yet we had no idea that we had drifted at all. In life, it is very easy to become adrift spiritually, mentally, or financially without even realizing it. Before we know it, we’re saying, “How in the world did I get here?”

Our Thoughts Can Cause Us To Drift

We are to take our thoughts captive. The battle and our weapons are not physical (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). We need to take negative thoughts captive and keep our blender clean. The Bible reminds us to think on these things (Philippians 4:8) and to be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6). Don’t worry, choose to pray and think positively about all that God has done and your thoughts will feed your words.

The Words Of A Drifting Life

Some people who read this today may be drifting through life. Some of them used to say things such as,
“Whatever will be, will be, the future is not ours to see.” When we use such words we are not living our life by design, but by default.

The Words Of A Life By Design

“God has plans for me, for good and not evil, for me to have a hope and future (Jeremiah 29:11). I am confident that he will finish the work he has begun in me (Philippians 1:6), and I lean not on my own understanding. I am aware, focused and acknowledge him in all my ways as he directs my paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6). Amen!”

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