Isn’t it funny how we need permission before we can make a mind shift? That it often takes another’s perspective on our situation or advice before we can take action on a problem or fear we have? Joshua 1:9 grants us the permission that may be holding us in the bondage of fear. It simply says, “This is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
The mind shift we are afforded when we get another perspective on our situation is why it is so important to pay careful attention to the influences in our life. If we accept the advice of someone who is far from God, we will be steered far from God. If we inundate our senses with experiences that God would not approve of, we are taken further from the beam and thus further from contentment and fulfillment of our life.
The bible is the BEST way to learn who to listen to and what help we can give others. It can help with our finances (Hebrews 13:5) our relationships (1 Cor. 13:4) and our work (2 Chronicles 15:7). It truly is an endless resource to finding that contentment and achievement in all areas of our lives. Are the influences in your life bringing you closer to your destiny or further from it?