Pay Attention by Debbie Stuart

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Pay Attention
Series: Lessons Learned
Debbie Stuart
Exodus 3

Grab your Bible, and turn to Exodus 3.

Lord, we need a fresh word from You today! Please reveal Yourself; clarify and confirm Your direction for our lives.

During a short drive from Plano, Texas, to Denton, I got lost — with the directions in my hand. How did I get lost with directions in my hand? Clearly, I’m “directionally challenged!” I get lost all the time. I’ve gone the wrong way on a one-way street; I’ve been on dead-end streets, detours and in ditches. I even found myself in the men’s restroom once, wondering, “How did I get here?”

When I compare that with my journey through life, following directions is an important part of getting where I’m going so I can finish strong!

I have God’s Word to give me direction, guidance and instruction. So why have I been lost, hopeless, fearful and without a clue as to what I should do? One reason is because I stopped paying attention. On my journey to Denton, I put my directions aside because I thought I knew what I was doing. I got on my phone and started doing other things.

Paying attention is an important principle to finishing strong, and we can find an example of that in Exodus, Chapter 3. It’s the story of Moses and his experience with the burning bush.

“When the Lord saw that He had caught Moses’ attention God called to him from the bush.” - Exodus 3:4 (NLT, 1996)

I shudder to think how many times I have missed the Lord’s voice because I failed to pay attention and got sidetracked. Maybe you got off track with the Lord about something you felt He did or didn’t do. Perhaps you got sidetracked at a hospital bed, doctor's office, over a job you lost, place you had to leave, place you had to stay, a cemetery or a prison visitation ro ...

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