Wednesday

3 Lies That Take Our Focus Off God

Focus on Self instead of Focus on God, We should focus on God
Many articles focus on knowing how special we are to God. But I think our real problem is realizing how special God is to us.

These lies encourage a focus on ourselves:

1. I can't love others until I first love myself.
This comes from a false interpretation of Mark 12: 30-31
See Loving Self First

2. I can't serve others until I feel whole and confident.
Serving others is often the best way to gain confidence and joy (Philippians 2:3-4)
See Beatin' the Blues  

3. God wants me happy.
God wants us sanctified and mature which brings joy, but not always happiness (Hebrews 12:1-3).
See Happiness Lie.

Here's 3 solutions to these 3 lies:

1. Focus first and foremost on loving God (Matthew 22:36-40).

2. Treat others as we want to be treated (Matthew 7:12).

3. Quit thinking so much about ourselves (Philippians 2:3-4).

Only when we understand how special God is to us, will we fully understand how special we are to God.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, you have great insights and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog.

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