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Avoiding distractions

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25 September 2023

Acts 16:26
‘Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.’

12278880_10153319461436313_972749076126404389_nLife is full of distractions. There are many things that came to demand our attention.  Some are important things and others are urgent.  BUT, anything that distracts us from our pursuit of God must be dealt with ruthlessly.
We should desire that nothing get in the way of going for God.   Sometimes good and important things are the very things that cause us to turn aside.   When this happens, these good and important things are wrong.  We do not want to distracted from experiencing God.
There are many things in life that are really traps.  Things that we think will give us great freedom, but actually ensnare us.  These things hold us in a restrictive way.

Psalm 119:110 ‘The wicked have set their traps for me along your path, but I will not turn aside.’

Along the Christian path are many traps. We must be able to recognise them and stay clear of them.  There also needs to be a determination within us that we will not turn aside from our chosen path of pursuing God.
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