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Maintaining Your Focus

AA-Relationships-giving-advice-relationshipsOur personal relationship with God is meant to be just that…personal. This relationship we have with God is something that others will never understand. It is based upon our personal experiences and how God has intervened on our behalf and has interacted with us before, during and after the experience. While others may have had similar experiences, and there may be some “golden nuggets” to glean from their experience, we cannot allow it to overshadow and drown out what God is trying to establish within us.

keep-it-in-focusAlso, we must never allow the actions of others to cause us to lose our focus of the prize set before us (Num. 20:2-13). If we allow them to, our reaction to the actions of others can cause us to act out of normal character and misrepresent what we proclaim to believe. Repairing our character is far more difficult than responding in character before the situation goes out of control. If we respond at the appropriate time and in the appropriate manner prior to the escalation of an eventual crisis, then we will not have to react in kind…

THINKSTOCKGavelJudgeCourtCar550-304At the end of the day, we must give an account to God based on whether we responded in the manner that pleases Him or in a manner that causes us to react differently from the godly, Christ-like character He is forming within us…#‎thinkonthesethings


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8 Comments on Maintaining Your Focus

  1. This is a beautiful message. Everybody is allowed to have their own relationships with God, due to the way they see him.

    • I can’t tell anyone how to relate to God. I can only talk about what the Bible says. Then the person has to build that relationship with God for him or herself. I think that’s where we often go wrong. We try to make exact replicas of ourselves when we’re not perfect either. I believe our responsibility is to point them to Christ and allow Him to do the rest.

      • This is right what I say to. There is not only one way to God…. there is only “my” way to God. We can only try to show ways out of our experience. In the end we only need to open up… and as you say, the rest will follow.

      • As the Bible says, I believe that Jesus Christ is the way, and that no one can come unto the Father, but by Him. That is my belief. I know others may not fully subscribe to that. And I understand that this is their choice. All I can do is present what the Bible says…and let God do the rest. I cannot change anyone. And I’m thankful for that because I would have to begin with myself and that would be too much work 🙂

      • I always appreciate people with a deep faith… You are one of them!

      • Awww… thank you! I appreciate you and your kind words as well 🙂

      • Ditto 😉

      • 🙂

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