Daniel 1:8 – 8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
I am sure that there are parts of your life where you feel completely “not in control”. Whatever it is, you seem at the mercy of things or other people. For most people, this will leave them feeling discouraged, frustrated or perhaps even depressed. I often tell people to acknowledge those areas where you have no control, but focus on those areas that you have complete control.
In today’s Word we read that “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself”. One area where we have complete control, but people do not acknowledge, is in the area of sin. It is up to you to position and protect yourself so that you do not sin. Just as Daniel purposed his heart, we too must make the decision to not allow sin to rule and ruin our lives. You can do it because you are in control — it is up to you.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!