Sunday, February 4, 2007

The Constant Pull of the World

Around every corner, amidst the next thought, and along my steps, there are distractions. Distractions pulling me away from my focus--my heart desire to love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul, strength and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself. (Luke 10:27) Sometimes I get so frustrated at myself. I heard someone say, and I can say this is true of me, that the only consistent thing in my life is my inconsistency. I could go into more detail, but why do that to myself... So, instead, I am going to re-focus with Scripture and move forward!

"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever." I John 2:15-17

2 comments:

  1. The older I get the more inconsistent I become. I am more "needy" for HIM than I have ever been before. I so agree with your struggle and thanks for the scripture to combat the constant pull!! The more we can put the SWORD in the more the SWORD will come out!

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  2. Around every corner, amidst the next thought, and along my steps, there are distractions.

    This is so true.

    C.S. Lewis wrote a great observation in Mere Christianity:
    "The real problem of the Christian life comes where people do not usually look for it. It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back... Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind."

    I love the imagery of that-- because it is so often how I feel. Like I'm being *mobbed.*

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