What the wicked dread will overtake them;
what the righteous desire will be granted.
What do you focus on? What you dread or what you desire?
In life some people are motivated by their desires. They have an inward drive to move forward. Their focus is on their desires being attained.
Others are driven by what they dread. They are focused on their fears, on the potential for things to fail, to go wrong and cause problems.
Where is your focus? On your desires? Or on what you dread?
The author of Proverbs points to something interesting in this verse. He says your relationship with Him will ultimately determine which of these – destiny or dread – will become your destiny.
Your future destination depends on where you stand before Him. If you stand with Him your focus is forward, and the desires of God’s future for you are able to fill your heart. But if you stand away from Him, your focus is what’s behind coming for you and dread fills your heart.
It is what the “wicked” dread, that overtakes them. But what the “righteous” desire that will be fulfilled. We can change our outlook or our thinking but ultimately it is our relationship and standing before God that will determine your destiny.
PRAYER: Father, I chose to stand with you and ask to have your perspective in life. I thank you for making me righteous by your son Jesus. I ask you to fill me with sanctified desires, in Jesus name, Amen.