Scripture Reading: Matthew 9: 24
He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in and took her by the hand, and the maid arose
Reflections: Jesus was moved by the state official’s faith and went with him to his home to resurrect his daughter from the dead. A skeptical audience greeted Jesus when they arrived. They mocked him by claiming that attempting to revive a corpse was a waste of time. Jesus asked that they all be driven out of his presence rather than heeding their negative words. He then raised the deceased girl. As soon as he grabbed her by the hand, she started to breathe again. Like Jesus, avoid spending time with people who will put you off from achieving your objectives. They are demotivators. You might not advance until you get them out of your life. They will take away your faith, hope, and assurance.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to keep demotivators away from my life.
Confession: I keep distractors and demotivators out of my life.