DO NOT BE DISTRACTED!
Updated: Feb 10
As you continue setting, and evaluating, goals remember not to spend too much time in bitterness when you see the wicked flourishing!
When you see wicked people flourishing, do not become frustrated and angry, realizing that God will ultimately reward you for our faithfulness. Don’t let what it seems like cause you to be distracted. God sees everything. Press forward and run your race.
In Psalm 37 David points out what will eventually happen to those who consistently reject God and live evil lives:
They will be destroyed
They will be no more
They will be destroyed by their own weapons of destruction
Their arms are broken
They will perish, fade away
The children of the wicked will be destroyed
Transgressors will be eliminated
Their future will be destroyed
He also points out what will happen to those who accept God and consistently live obedient lives:
Inherit the land
The Lord’s support
His judgment on the wicked
He will not abandon us
We will be kept safe
We will watch the as the wicked are destroyed.
We will see the transgressors eliminated and their future destroyed
Although it may look like the wicked are flourishing there is a time of judgment when we will all be held accountable for how we lived. As believers we cannot allow our perception of flourishing on this earth cause us to lose sight of our eternal inheritance. What is going on here is temporary. We must keep our eyes on what is eternal.
I’m not there yet, nor have I become perfect; but I am charging on to gain anything and everything the Anointed One, Jesus, has in store for me—and nothing will stand in my way because He has grabbed me and won’t let me go. Brothers and sisters, as I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission. I am sprinting toward the only goal that counts: to cross the line, to win the prize, and to hear God’s call to resurrection life found exclusively in Jesus the Anointed. (Philippians 3:12-14 The Voice)
Be Encouraged! ❤