The theme for today’s Pastor Joel Osteen Daily Devotional September 18 2023 is ”Energy Suckers”
Proverbs 13:20, NLT
Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
When you’re around certain people, they drain all your energy. They’re always having a problem, telling you what’s wrong, how bad life is. They’re energy suckers. When you leave, you feel as though you just ran a marathon. You can’t take that on a regular basis and reach your potential. Yes, it’s fine to help them, to encourage them, but if you’re doing all the giving and never receiving, that’s out of balance. You need someone who encourages you, someone who speaks life into you.
You have greatness in you. God has called you to leave your mark, to take your family to a new level. Don’t waste your valuable time on dream stealers who tell you all the reasons why you can’t accomplish your goal. Don’t sit passively around people you know are limiting you, not bringing the best out of you, not moving you forward. Yes, you may be lonely for a season, but God will bring you new friends, better friends, friends who push you up and don’t tear you down.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for the friends in my life who inspire me, challenge me, and make me better. Help me to be wise about whom I spend my time with and to know the friendships I need to distance myself from and the friendships I need to develop. I want to walk with the right people. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
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