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August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

"Don't Let Distractions
Keep You from Your Best"

“Get wisdom; develop good judgment.”  Proverbs 4: 5a NLT

One of the most important tests we all face as we try to achieve what God has called us to do is cultural distractions.  Can you relate to losing your focus because of any of these distractions?

THE DISTRACTION OF POPULARITY – If you’re worried about what other people think, you will get distracted from where God wants you to go.  He’s not running a popularity contest. 

THE DISTRACTION OF PLEASURE – God wants you have fun, after all, Jesus was the Lord who changed water into wine.  However, He doesn’t want that to be your primary focus.  If it is, you will never fulfill your destiny.

THE DISTRACTION OF PROFITS – Jesus warns about the confluence between God and money.  Nothing has changed.  Making a profit shouldn’t be the primary focus of your life.

THE DISTRACTION OF POSSESSIONS – If you judge your life on the amount of stuff you own you will only be concerned about keeping things.  God wants you to be concerned about sharing things.  

If you want to fulfill God’s mission, you have to be prepared to be different than many of those around you.  Stay focused on the most important thing, which is your relationship with Jesus Christ.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don