Every move you make

by Tom Holladay

“Mark well that God doesn’t miss a move you make; he’s

aware of every step you take.” (Proverbs 5:21, Msg)

The 21st verse of Proverbs 5 has a chameleon quality to it: the way you see the verse is colored by the circumstances you find yourself in.

The verse is good news to me if I’m where I think God wants me to be; giving me energy to do what God wants me to do.

But for all of us there are times when the words, “He’s aware of every step you take,” might make us a bit nervous.

There are times when we think, “Lord, could you look somewhere else right now?” This verse then has the feel of, “He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake!”

The truth is – God is always there. He knows everything we’ve done and everything we’re doing and everything we’re going to do. On hearing this some feel massive guilt – and spend the rest of their lives trying to escape God’s “watchful eye.”

Great news today! You don’t have to live with that burden!! God is a forgiving and loving God!!!

The fact that he sees everything I do shows me how important my life really is. He does not watch me to condemn me, he watches me to love and strengthen me.

Live your life today with the knowledge that even if no one else notices, God does. Even when no one else understands, God does. Even when no one else cares, God certainly does.

Point to ponder: God is always watching – because he loves you.

Verse: “Mark well that God doesn’t miss a move you make; he’s aware of every step you take.” (Proverbs 5:21, Msg)

What will you do about it: If you’ve been avoiding “God’s watchful eye” because you’re feeling guilty or ashamed of something, confess that to God right now. Believe that he loves you and forgives you – and move on.

Prayer: Thank God that he loves you so much he can’t take his eyes off you.

———

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you.

All you can do is be someone who can be loved.

The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned it’s not what you have in your life

but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.

After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.

I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people,

It’s what they do about it.


I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.

I’ve learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.

It may be the last time you’ll see them.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.


I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done

when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly,but just don’t know how to show it.

I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry,

but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.


I’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to

doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others.

Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken,

the world doesn’t stop for your grief.


I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,

but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned that because two people argue,it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.

And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned that sometimes you have to put the individual ahead of their actions.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned that no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.

I’ve learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

I’ve learned that even when you think you have no more to give,when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned that writing, as well as talking, can ease emotional pains.

I’ve learned that the people that you care most about in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice

and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned to love and be loved.

I’VE LEARNED …

I learnt all of these the hard way—the very hard way. I wish that no one of you would ever go through what I went through. I would never wish the same pain on anyone else…

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