I was rather disturbed by the reporting on the Uhuru Park blast last night on KTN. They seemed of the opinion that the blast was the fault of the church leaders, who exposed the faithful to danger by keeping them at the park and then got into their cars and ran away leaving the wounded behind after the blast!
It’s good that we’re keeping politicians accountable for hate speech. Is it time we began to keep the press accountable for objective, fact-based reporting? If you see such a broadcast, let me encourage you to at the very least write a polite but firm protest email/sms to the media outlet involved. Regardless of what side we’re on in this constitutional debate, let’s not allow our media stations to divide our nation by careless reporting as they did in 2007.
In Daniel 6:10-13, Daniel discovered a deadly plot to sabotage him at work. What do you do when you realize someone is ‘out to get you’? Daniel could have panicked and tried to hit back. He could have prayed in the middle of the night, or in a hidden place. He could have resigned his job in frustration. None of that. Why? Daniel’s agenda was not set by his enemies or by the situation at work. He knew who he was and why God had appointed him to his position. And so he didn’t panic when he found others out to get him, but he kept focused; playing his game ‘just as he had done before’.
A winning mentality entails living a focused life. Getting my eyes off of what everybody else is doing and focusing on what God wants to do in my life. God has a unique plan for my life and nobody else can fulfill it. When I focus on God’s plan for me, competition becomes irrelevant! It really doesn’t matter what other people are doing. They don’t affect my game!
Lord, help me to stay connected to You no matter what. Help me to understand Your assignment for me at work and to stay focused on it. Help me to never make my decisions based on fear of what others will do but rather based on what I hear You say. AMEN