Know When to Turn Away (Joel Osteen)


“It is an honor for a man to cease
from strife…”

(Proverbs 20:3, AMP)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Many challenges we face in life
are simply distractions from the enemy to keep us from pursuing our destiny.
Maybe someone in the office isn’t as friendly to you as you’d like. Maybe you
have a neighbor who always parks in front of your house and blocks your
mailbox. Those things may be frustrating, but they have little significance
when you look at the big picture of eternity. You can’t allow the little things
to cause strife in your life.

In scripture, just before David
fought the giant Goliath, his brother Iliab tried to confront him. But David
knew that arguing with Iliab wasn’t even worth his time and strength. He knew
his real battle was with Goliath, and he didn’t want to be distracted. He
simply “turned away” from Iliab and kept his focus on what he was
called to do.

Let’s follow the example of
David and keep our eyes on what’s most important in life. Instead of being led
away by frustrations, let’s focus on the big picture. Know when to turn away
from strife and receive the mark of honor the Lord has for you!


Father God, thank You for Your hand of victory in my life. Give
me the wisdom and courage I need to walk away from strife so I can focus on the
destiny You have prepared for me. I love You and bless You today and always in
Jesus’ name. Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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