Off Track

Have you ever gotten off track? I’ve gotten off track, friends. I’ve allowed the busyness of the world to derail me from my highest priorities. I’ve been focused on trivial matters instead of on kingdom matters. I’ve allowed my emotions to take hold and lead me on to rocky terrain. Rocks have been flying up and nailing me along my path—leaving me bruised and deflated. Rocks that shouldn’t matter, rocks with no value, have been nailing me emotionally.

Has this ever happened to you?

Galatians 1:10 says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”

When I allow myself to be sidetracked by others opinion of me I am no longer pleasing the One who matters most. The One who has called me to a higher purpose. The One who has a master and humongous and brilliant plan for me. A plan I can trust beyond any mere trivial plan I may have.

When I allow myself to get off focus, areas that matter most to God suffer. I am not the best wife I can be. I am not the best mom I can be. I am not the best grandma I can be. I am not the best friend I can be. How I treat others matters to God. How I am as a wife matters to God. When I am too self-focused I am not being the wife God has called me to be.

It’s easy to become carried away with emotions. It’s easy to start believing that what others have is what you need. I’ve been looking at what others have, believing I need those things, too, and have missed the avalanche of blessings being poured on me.

Pleasing God and fulfilling the call He’s put on my life has to be at the forefront of every day and every decision and every word spoken.

“It is better to take refuge in the LORD then to trust in humans.”

Psalm 118:8

I am taking refuge in the Lord today, my friends.

Have you gotten off track?

Have the comments spoken by humans burdened you to the point where you’re blinded to seeing the faithful people God has put in your life?

Has a rejection left you feeling unworthy?

Have you been caught up with people drama and not given needed attention your spouse?

Have you felt left out or dismissed or looked over?

God sees me today. God sees you today.

Focus today on the One who matters most. Carry out the mission God has placed on your heart. Focus on pleasing God and Him only.

Psalm 16:2: I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”


We all get off track. The important thing is to get back on track. Temporary derailment cannot turn into stuck derailment.

Until next time, love God with all your heart.

2 thoughts on “Off Track

  1. Thanks for the great post, lu. When i get ofd track it usually ensues a day of crying and pitty party… like today. Lol. Thanks for this reminder to get back ON track.

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