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Joel Osteen Devotional Apr 17, 2018
TOPIC- It’s About the Way You Finish a Devotional Guide Written by pastor Joel Osteen for Tuesday, April 17th
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Joel Osteen Devotional Apr 17
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith
2 Timothy 4:7, NIV
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TODAY’S WORD: Joel Osteen Devotional Apr 17
So often, when people make mistakes, they get down on themselves and think, “If only…” “I should have…” “What if…?” It’s easy to feel like you’ve missed the best plan for your life. That’s when people get discouraged and stop pursuing their God-given dreams. But understand today, just because you’ve made a mistake or failed in some way, that doesn’t cancel God’s plan. God never disqualifies you. He never says, “Go sit on the sidelines. You’ve blown it too many times. You’ve got too many weaknesses.” No, God always gives you another chance!
Some of the great people in the Bible made very poor choices. The apostle Paul started off as a murderer, yet his destiny was bigger than his mistakes. He ended up becoming a great leader and writing over half of the New Testament.
What am I saying? Our mistakes, our failures, our poor choices don’t have to keep us from our God-given destiny. With God, it’s not about the way you start in life, it’s about the way you finish. Receive His grace today and embrace the bright future He has in store for you!
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Joel Osteen Devotional Apr 17
Father, thank You for Your grace and mercy to me. I trust that my days are ordered of You. I ask that You strengthen and empower me to fulfill Your call on my life. I love You and bless You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.