Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Ignore distractions

Ignore Distractions
When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.
Matthew 17:8

Our own flaws can distract us from keeping our eyes on Jesus. If we think too much about what is wrong with us, we will forget what God can do through us.  If we look too much at what we lack, we will forget to be thankful for what we have.

Hebrews 12:2 Amplified Bible says: looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].”

Distraction from God is extremely dangerous. As believers we believe that God is the captain of our ship. When you start losing sight of your captain, you start trying to steer your own ship. Not only does this lead to going the wrong way, but it can lead you in the direction of trials, sin, missed opportunities, and missed blessings. (comment by Fritz Chery)

If your faith begins to waver, quickly get your eyes on Jesus, who is the Source of your faith and the Incentive for your belief.

Remember how He endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame of it. for the joy of winning you to Himself.

Psalm 119:4-5 (TLB) says: You have given us your laws to obey, oh, how I want to follow them consistently.

Have a day filled with blessings.  Denise

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