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“Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?  And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed” (2 Thessalonians 2:5-6)

At that time: until then, do what the Lord gives you to do.  Sometimes we spend too much time on things that we ought not spend time upon.  It is not that these things are not important, they are not yet important.  Do not be distracted from the task at hand but put your hand firmly to the task of becoming like Christ, for this is the goal of us all.  Have we not been invited to become children of the Father?

Lord, I hear these things and how easy it is to become excited and want to pursue what is not mine to pursue.  Lead me Lord in the right direction in order that I would be guided by You and not by the winds of this world.  Help me understand that I am to look to You for all things. Help me to take my cues from You and do what You give me to do knowing that You alone know the timing of all things.

Lord Jesus, teach me to walk with You and follow as You lead.  Yes, I am to watch out for the lawless ones and avoid their smooth tongues; but help me today and each day You give that I may humbly follow where You lead.  Guide me according to Your goodness to see through the lies of this age and live into the new life You have given me by grace that I would hold to the path of salvation which You have set before me.  Amen.

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