Hebrews 2:1-4 I bet if you took a minute right now, you could quickly make a pretty long list of things you wish you were better at or areas of your life you’d like to improve. We all have those things we wish were strengths instead of weaknesses. Maybe it’s health, something at work, public speaking, or any number of things. We look at the ease in which other people do things that are so difficult for us to do, and we wish that was us. What’s funny, though, is that in many of those areas we wish we could improve we typically don’t do a whole lot to improve in those areas! We say we want to get healthy, but we don’t change our lifestyles. We say wish we had that certain skill, but we don’t practice it. Still, we wonder why we aren’t any better. Wanting to be better extends far beyond what skills we have, though. There are things like our relationships, our spiritual life, and the way we treat the people God has put in our life. We often look at these areas and wish they would improve. We hope that someone else will fix our problems. But, if we want things to be better, we have to do something about it. Even though we act like things will blow over and get better if we don’t do anything, there’s nothing further from the truth. If we want something to change for the good, it will often start by us taking initiative and doing something about it. Sure, God’s there for us, and He’ll lead and guide us. But, many times His plan is for us to take responsibility for the things in our life. What would you like to see improve in your life? What do you wish was different? Now, what are you going to do about it? // TWO-A-DAYS // GO A LITTLE FARTHER WITH YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS // Go through these questions with your spouse, kids, or friend, or you can even journal about the answers to these questions:

  1. What was the best part of your day?
  2. What was the toughest part of your day?
  3. Where did you mess up today?
  4. Where did you see God today?
Reflect: Do you find yourself wishing certain things were better in your life, but you stop short of doing anything about it? Why do you think you do this? Pray: Spend some time today praying for the areas of your life that you wish could be improved. Talk to God about the ways you might do something to improve those things. READ THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT: Today’s Reading: Philippians 3]]>

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