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Pastor Joel Osteen Daily Devotional July 21 2023.

    The theme for today’s daily devotional by Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church is ”Chickens, Turkeys, and Crows ” and it is a message highly recommended for our spiritual growth and upliftment today.

    SCRIPTURE: Psalm 1:1, NLT  Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 

    The only thing that’s holding some people back is who they’re spending time with. You can’t be passive when it comes to people polluting your life and poisoning your atmosphere. Life is too short for you to spend with negative, can’t-do-it, jealous, critical, small-minded people who are not moving forward. You’re an eagle, and you need some eagles in your life. You need some people who soar, people who are doing great things, people who have a great attitude. But here’s the key: You can’t soar with the eagles if you’re hanging around chickens—people who have their head down, focused on what they can’t do. You can’t reach new levels hanging out with turkeys—people who compromise, take the easy way out, and are mediocre. You won’t see your greatness hanging around crows—people who complain, find fault, see the worst.

    The less time you spend with some people the better off you’re going to be. You need to associate with other eagles, with people who inspire you to rise higher, not with people who drag you down.

    Prayer for Today

    “Father, thank You for the joy that always follows when I separate myself from anything that interferes with my relationship to You. Show me if there is anything that is holding me back. I look forward to the people You will bring into my life to inspire me to be my best. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”  

    Source: Joel Osteen Ministries website and Joel Osteen Twitter

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