A Daily Purpose

A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional (Day 269)

Guiding Scripture: Ephesians 4:18, “Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.”


Closed or Open-minded?

By contributing writer: Joshua Slaughter


Darkness is odd. There’s a piece of it in all of us. We’ve had times when we think about things we know we can’t say. 


What do you do to eradicate thoughts? Do they live in your mind rent-free, or do you kick them out? 


I am an unenthusiastic person. There aren’t too many things that get me super excited. I’m mundane, and it does create its problems. 


Is it fixable? 


It depends on the fix employed. Being close-minded in the purest sense of the word can have benefits.

  1. You don’t let stuff creep in and change your objectives.
  2. Peer pressure isn’t a problem. 


No matter how you feel, God’s Holy Spirit can mold you. Darkness is a scary thing to be covered, but God can return you to His light. Will you open your mind to what’s possible with Him?


Prayer: Dear God, thank you for molding us into your unique creation. Thank you for the unlimited amount of forgiveness you bestow upon us. Amen.

This devotional was submitted by Joshua Slaughter, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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 Joshua Slaughter

Joshua is the founder and host of Technically Unbothered, a podcast, mentality, and movement focused on helping others be comfortable with technology. Being ‘Technically Unbothered’ means growing horizontally with the ever-changing digital environment.Joshua’s podcast airs Monday-Friday and includes gaming tips, computer build guides, and tech news to help you stay current. It is available on all major platforms. 


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