Focus Your Own Path

Sometimes we worry too much about the wrong things. We tend to focus on the little things that don’t really matter. We stay caught up stressing and caring about everyone’s opinions about what we should be doing with our lives, rather than focusing on what God has set before us. We listen to the wrong voices, distracted by the noise. And if we’re not careful, we will start living other people’s visions and dreams. Do you find yourself seeking approval or wanting to fit in? If so, remember you are unique and designed with a purpose like nobody else. Do you find yourself falling into the trap of putting someone else’s happiness before your own so much so that you become drained from valuing their success over your own? Sometimes it’s okay to say no. And while we’re at it it’s okay to not care what others have to say about you. Unfortunately, people will always have something to say about you. Maybe it’s time to take a look at your friend list and decide who is rooting for you and who is pretending to root for you. And no matter what, take care of yourself by chasing after the dreams God has for you. Life is too short to worry about everyone else’s journey. Embrace the one you are on and appreciate every step toward your own happiness. This is your life, and it’s valuable. Cherish your vision, your dreams, and your goals wherever God has you in life. 

Does this sound as if I am trying to win human approval? No indeed! What I want is God’s approval! Am I trying to be popular with people? If I were still trying to do so, I would not be a servant of Christ. GALATIANS 1:10 GNT 

God, thank You for the journey You have given me. When I look back at where I started, I can see that You have brought me, on a wild ride that is filled with joy, pain, hope, and so many crazy experiences. Help me not to be jealous of those around me, but to stay focused on what You have for me. I’m excited to see where You take me next. 

This is an excerpt from 100 Days of Living Deeply Rooted by Sopha Rush a new devotional journal now available on Shop all books, journals, and devotions from DaySpring here.