The Theme for Joyce Meyer Daily Devotionals June 28 2023 is Don’t Lose Yourself.
SCRIPTURE: Whoever finds his [lower] life will lose it [the higher life], and whoever loses his [lower] life on My account will find it [the higher life].— Matthew 10:39 (AMPC).
Life is like a maze sometimes, and it is easy to get lost. Everyone, it seems, expects something different from us. There is pressure coming at us from every direction to keep others happy and meet their needs.
When we attempt to become what others want us to be, in the process, we may lose ourselves. We may fail to discover what God’s intention is for us because we are trying so hard to please everyone else and yet are not pleased ourselves.
For years I tried to be so many things that I wasn’t, and I got myself totally confused. I had to get off the merry-go-round and ask myself: “Who am I living for? Why am I doing all these things? Have I become a people-pleaser? Am I really in God’s will for my life?”
Have you also lost yourself? Are you frustrated from trying to meet all the demands of other people while feeling unfulfilled yourself? If so, you can choose to take a stand and be determined to know your identity, your direction, and your calling—God’s will for your life. You will find yourself by drawing close to God, finding His will for your life, and doing it.
Prayer of the Day: Lord, help me find my true identity and purpose in life, found only in You. Help me to not be swayed by the opinions of others and guide me in Your will for my life, amen.