Currently, I am listening to Who I am by Hillsong worship
The Bible tells us that Satan is a liar and the father of lies. Satan is a master of senses and knows how a normal (carnal) mind works. So he brings all forms of lies before you. Many of which may make sense judging from what your current reality looks like. Allowing the lies of the devil into your mind makes you deaf to what God is saying, there by distracting you from Jesus who should be your focus. For this, reading the word of God more often is an antidote. Declaring every great thing the Bible says about you and saying it until you believe it. You are chosen, not forsaken. God is for you, not against you! You are a child of God. ❤
Activities: Work, school, study, even personal development. These things are all good, but they have a way of shifting our focus and making us concentrate on them. You can get so carried away with life that you forget godliness. The way out of this is to maintain a great prayer life. Set out time during your Lunch breaks or just in the middle of your day to pray, look through your Bible or just sit still before God.
Earthly achievements: These days, everyone is pursuing something. Getting that degree, publishing that book, organizing that seminar, and so on. Whether we admit it or not these things can be huge distractions to our walk with Jesus. You can get so carried away by them that you lose sight of things of eternal value. My suggestion for this is to always keep Christ at the centre of your life. Let it all be through Him and about Him.
Carry God along in your activities. Remind yourself of eternity and that there is an achievement that exceeds all the achievements here on earth. Be kingdom minded, knowing that you are in this world but you are not of this world.
Matthew 6:19-21 “Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal, because where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Challenges: When we’re faced with tough situations, we tend to look everywhere but God. Challenges have a way of sapping our strength and faith and making us look like we have no hope. When this happens, turn back to the source of your strength. Your Hope and Love. Instead of running around, run to God.
Working for God: Yes, you read it right. Revelation 2:3-4 You also possess endurance and have tolerated many things because of My name and have not grown weary. But I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first.
Remember that story of Martha and Mary in the Bible? Yeah.
So many people choose to be Marthas today. Going over and beyond for God. Doing so much for Him but very little with Him. Working for God, if not balanced can be a distraction to your Christian faith. Kingdom service in any form is great but your priority should be fellowship with God. Everything else should flow from this.
What other distractions are there to our Christian faith and how do you avoid them? Let me hear from you in the comments below.
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