Topic: No Drifting
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. – Hebrews 2:1, NIV
Joel Osteen 21st December 2021 Daily Devotional Message
The Scripture describes hope as the anchor of our soul. It wouldn’t say “anchor” unless there was a possibility of drifting. This is what happens in life. If we don’t keep our anchor down and stay full of hope, then little by little we start drifting, getting negative and discouraged. “I don’t think I’ll ever get out of debt.” “I’ll never get well. It’s been so long.” “I’ll never meet the right person.” Pretty soon we feel down and overwhelmed and have drifted to a dark place. The problem is that you don’t have your anchor of hope down.
When you find yourself being consumed by worry, full of doubt, thinking it’s never going to work out, recognize what’s happened and put your anchor back down. Quit dwelling on the negative thoughts. You may have had some bad breaks, but that doesn’t mean you’re not going to fulfill your destiny. Shake off the self-pity, shake off the disappointment. What God promised you, He’s still going to bring to pass.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You’ve given me hope as the anchor of my soul to keep me from drifting into doubt and worry. Thank You that I can keep my anchor down and tied to You. I believe that what You have promised me, You will bring to pass. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joel Osteen 21st December 2021 Daily Devotional Message | Today’s Word with Joel & Victoria Osteen Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.