Joel Osteen Daily Devotional for Today 17th February 2021 – Stop the Leak
You are reading Today’s Joel Osteen Daily Devotional Message for Today Wednesday 17th February 2021 written by Joel & Victoria Osteen to inspire and bless you. As you read and study, may the Lord bless you.
TODAY’S TOPIC: STOP THE LEAK
Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 17:14, MSG
The start of a quarrel is like a leak in a dam, so stop it before it bursts.
Today’s Word On Joel Osteen Daily Devotional for Today 17th February 2021
One of the biggest challenges we all face is getting along with other people. We have different personalities, different temperaments, and come from different backgrounds. When somebody doesn’t agree with us, or they’re doing what we don’t like, it’s easy to quarrel with them, try to straighten them out, and prove our point.
Before long we’re at odds, mad at each other, and offended. You can feel the tension and stress. What’s happened? We’ve allowed strife in. When we let our guard down and say things that are disrespectful, hurtful, and demeaning, we damage our relationship and open the door to strife. That’s why the Scripture says, Give no place to the enemy.
Strife can’t just come in whenever it wants; you have to open the door. To never have an argument or say a wrong word is not reality, but when we allow strife to become common we’re constantly arguing, saying hurtful things, being disrespectful, we’re headed down the wrong path. Stop strife before it bursts and tears relationships apart.
Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for the promise of blessedness when I take the high road and am a peacemaker in relationships. Give me wisdom to know when to keep my mouth closed and overlook something that bothers me. I recognize the destructive power of strife and give no place for it. In Jesus Name, Amen.
About Joel Osteen
Raised in Houston, Texas, with a loving family of seven and world-renowned parents in full-time ministry, Joel Osteen never imagined that he would follow so closely in his father’s footsteps. As a young man, his training and interests were behind the scenes in television production, though he was close to his father in ministry.
“There’s no greater feeling than being able to help people rise higher and overcome something and feel better about themselves. I think that we’re all made to help others, to lift people UP.” – JOEL OSTEEN
His father always encouraged him to preach, but Joel would politely decline time and time again until one day in October 1999 when his father was admitted to the hospital with kidney complications. Joel finally agreed to preach the next Sunday, and his father passed the following week. Joel’s first sermon was the last his father ever heard. Joel and his wife, Victoria, were suddenly thrust into full-time leadership of Lakewood Church.
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