David Makuyu: Knowing When To Turn Away

There Are Fights To Fight, And Fights To Ignore

David Makuyu is a Christian blogger, entrepreneur, and digital brand strategist with an online Christian ministry dedicated to sharing fascinating insights from the Word Of God with Christians from all walks of life, to empower, strengthen and motivate their walk with God.

I would like to tell you life is going to be happy and rosy, but sadly, that’s not the case.

Knowing which fights to walk away from will make the difference between avoiding the devil’s trap and living a victorious life for God.

In the scripture, God allowed men to stand up and fight… for His honor. There are other men who fought for God’s Name even without being asked to. And they received double recognition from God for that.

But there are other battles you must turn your eyes away from.

Let’s hear it from the Psalmist..

Today’s Scripture: Psalms 119:37

“Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.”

 

Knowing When To Turn Away

Friend, in order to live the life of victory God has promised, you have to be very selective about what you give your time and attention to.

You have a very smart enemy. Learn how to protect yourself from  his distractions.

You have to recognize which thoughts to ignore, which comments to ignore, and sometimes, which people to ignore.

Every “battle” that comes across your path is not a battle that you’re supposed to fight.

Every “battle” that comes across your path is not a battle that you’re supposed to fight.

Many battles are simply distractions to try to lure you off course and cause you to open up a doorway of sin that the devil can use to gain a foothold in your life.

If you allow yourself to be provoked, in that moment of anger, the devil come in and uses that legal entry to devastate you.

Knowing full well, that God cannot inhabit a vessel that’s contaminated, he will continue to wreck havoc, using that initial doorway to force you to open up other sin avenues, until eventually, you are overwhelmed by guilt, despair and a huge pile of iniquity.

It’s not worth it. Be smart and know his tricks.

If that battle is not between you and your God-given destiny, it’s a battle you should ignore.

Many people get thrown off course because they are always trying to straighten everyone else out or win their approval.

But if that’s your focus, you are wasting valuable time and energy that you should be using to pursue your dreams. Turn away from that distraction!

You don’t need the approval of everyone around you; you only need God’s approval!

Friend, it’s very freeing when you realize you don’t have to fight every battle.

You don’t have to straighten people out. You don’t have to pay somebody back.

Instead, focus on what matters, focus on God and His Word so you can live in peace and happiness every day of your life!