Many things that actually have little to no value call for our attention daily. These things can eventually end up distracting us from having the fruitful life that God wants us to have. Psalms 119:37 is another one of my all time favorite Bible verses because it serves as a great reminder of what we should be focusing on the most. We should center our hearts and minds away from things that add no value to our lives or to the lives of others. The Psalmist is praying and asking the Lord for help to keep his mind focused on the things that really truly matter in everyday life, so that he can live in a way that is pleasing to God. The closer we are to God, the more fulfilling our lives will be. We must keep our line of prayer open and talk to God constantly to remain close to Him. It is so amazing that God is truly concerned about every single detail of each of our lives! It’s important to Him that we clean up our thought life and redirect our thinking in order to seek His Kingdom first in all we do. We all have hobbies, interests, and things in our lives that we like to do and to be a part of. These things are surely a part of who we are, but we must be sure that we are living a balanced life overall. Essentially, being unbalanced means that we are doing too much of something and not enough of another thing. We have to be careful not to let wrong things have too much weight and value to us, making us unbalanced. This encompasses an array of wrong thoughts and things, including having too much of a focus on material things. It is important to understand that it is perfectly fine to have a healthy affection for certain things, but we must remain balanced.
Desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33 CEB)
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