Psalm 25:21 “Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,/ because I wait for you, O LORD.”
It is hard to wait. It is difficult to be patient, especially when you want something badly. It is because you want it so much, that God often delays our getting it. He wants us to seek Him and nothing else. He is a jealous God who doesn’t want competition. What is the reason for this? I believe it is because of His love for us. He wants to make us pure.
Trials and tribulations, the love of money, and the lure of worldly things can choke our faith. God is testing us and purifying us. He is creating us in His image.
Lord, may I never sacrifice integrity in the pursuit of success. I praise You for being the source of my integrity.
Do you put other things in front of God? When do you do this? How can you always remember to put God first?