I believe the most effective distraction Satan uses against us is “the American Dream.” Christians are just as susceptible to getting caught up in achievements, possessions, and the never-ending pursuit of pleasure as non-believers. We are raised to set goals, get an education, seek a career, buy a house, and show that we can succeed in life. While these things are not bad, they too easily replace our focus on seeking God’s kingdom and his will for our lives.
1. What attachments or worldly pursuits distract you most from serving God?
2. What tangible steps can you take this week to seek the Kingdom first?
Challenge: Make a list of everything in life that is important to you. Include your goals for accomplishments, relationships, possessions, etc. Then go back and ask God about each item. Ask for his wisdom and direction. Maybe some items will need to be crossed off or modified. Maybe God will prompt you to add something new!
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