BEWARE OF DISTRACTIONS
MANY TIMES IN OUR DAILY LIVES, WE ARE NOT FULLY
AWARE OF WHAT THE  LORD IS DURING IN OUR LIVES,
BECAUSE WE FIND OURSELVES SO DISTRACTED; AND
SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE EVEN ALLOWED THEMSELVES
TO BECOME DISTRACTED BY FEAR, JOB LOSS, BY THE
ECONOMY, BY THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE REBELLING
AND ACTING OUT, AND BY A HOST OF OTHER THINGS.
WHEN YOU ARE DISTRACTED, YOU LOSE YOUR FOCUS
ON WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU. YOU POSITION
YOURSELF TO MISS OUT ON ALL OF THE WONDERFUL
THINGS THAT HE HAS PLANNED FOR YOU. ALLOWING
YOURSELF TO BECOME DISTRACTED IS A CHOICE. THE
MOST COMMON TYPE OF DISTRACTION THAT SATAN
USES AGAINST BELIEVERS IS OTHER PEOPLE. OFTEN
TIMES THEY WANT TO TIE UP ALL OF YOUR TIME WITH
THEIR PROBLEMS AND THEIR MESS UNTIL YOU DON'T
HAVE TIME TO ATTEND TO YOUR OWN LIFE AFFAIRS.
THE INTENDED FOCUS OR PURPOSE OF THE SATANIC
DISTRACTION IS TO KEEP YOU SO BUSY DOING THIS
AND THAT, OR RUNNING FOR OTHER PEOPLE THAT
YOU WON'T HAVE ANY TIME FOR GOD. THE LORD IS A
VERY JEALOUS GOD, AND HE WANTS TO HAVE SOME
QUALITY TIME WITH YOU, SO THAT HE CAN TALK TO
YOU ABOUT YOUR DESTINY AND WHERE YOU ARE
GOING. HE WANTS TO REMIND YOU OF WHERE YOU'RE
GOING AND WHERE HE IS TAKING YOU, BUT YOU HAVE
ALLOWED ALL OF THE TRICKS AND SCHEMES OF THE
ENEMY TO INFILTRATE YOUR LIFE AND WORK ON YOU
THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE. IF YOU'LL NOTICE, EVERY
TIME THAT THE LORD IS BEGINNING TO MOVE IN A
FRESH AND NEW WAY IN YOUR LIFE IN A PARTICULAR
SEASON, THEN THE SAME OLD PEOPLE THAT SATAN
ALWAYS USES TO DISTRACT YOU FROM YOUR GOD
GIVEN PURPOSE ALWAYS COMES AROUND AGAIN, OR
TRY TO COME BACK INTO YOUR LIFE. IT IS THE SAME
PEOPLE IN A DIFFERENT SEASON THAT ARE THE ONES
THAT HAVE THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE ENEMY AGAINST
YOUR LIFE, AND THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW IT. SOME OF
THEM DO KNOW IT, AND THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT
THEY ARE DOING, AND WHAT THEY INTEND ON DOING.
THEY COME TO GET YOU OFF TRACK BECAUSE THEY
DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU PROSPER OR SUCCEED IN
LIFE. THEY ARE LIKE CRABS IN A POT THAT TRIES TO
PULL YOU DOWN AND STEP ON YOU TO TRY AND GET
OUT BEFORE YOU DO, BUT NOBODY END UP GOING
ANYWHERE. YOU CANNOT BE UNWISE AND KEEP ON
LETTING THE SAME OLE' PEOPLE BACK INTO YOUR
LIFE OVER AND OVER AGAIN TO TRIP YOU UP, AND TIE
UP ALL OF YOUR TIME. YOU CAN BE WISE AND CLOSE
ALL DOORS AND MOVE ON WITH THE LORD, AS WELL
AS, YOUR LIFE, BUT INSTEAD YOU'VE ALLOWED THEM
TO BELITTLE YOU, LOOK DOWN ON YOU, TALK DOWN
ON YOU, AND CAUSE YOU TO LOSE A LOT OF THINGS,
EVEN MANY GOOD THINGS. THEY'VE USED YOU IN SO
MANY WAYS TO GET EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANTED
FROM YOU FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH  PURPOSES AND
PERSONAL GAINS. THEY'VE INTRUDED ON YOUR LIFE
AND SPACE FOR FAR TOO LONG, BUT YOU HAVE NOT
MADE ANY CHANGES. YOU HAVE BEEN KEEPING HURT
IN YOUR LIFE AND IT'S NOT THE DEVIL'S FAULT OR THE
LORD'S FAULT. IT IS YOUR FAULT AND IT IS TIME THAT
YOU OWN UP TO YOUR OWN MISTAKES AND MAKE THE
NECESSARY CORRECTIONS AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS
TO SAFEGUARD YOUR FUTURE AND PROTECT YOUR
BEST INTERESTS IN LIFE FOR YOUR OWN GOOD AND
SAFETY. DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE DISTRACTED
ANYMORE. GET BACK ON TRACK TO WHAT THE LORD
HAS CALLED YOU TO DO, AND DON'T MAKE ANYMORE
EXCUSES FOR FAILURE. GO FORWARD CHILD OF GOD.
GO FORWARD MAN OF GOD AND TAKE YOUR MINISTRY
FORWARD. GO FORWARD THERE DAUGHTER OF GOD
AND DON'T ALLOW YOURSELF TO FALL ANYMORE. GET
UP AND GO FORWARD, DECLARES THE LORD; FOR I
HAVE PURPOSED YOUR LIFE AND YOU WERE NOT
CREATED IN VAIN, AND YOU WERE NOT AN ACCIDENT.
YOU WERE NOT A MISTAKE, SAYS THE LORD; FOR I
HAVE PURPOSED YOU AND CREATED YOU FOR MY
GLORY, DECLARES THE LORD! YOU ARE MY HANDY
WORK AND YOU ARE MY FRIEND, SAYS THE LORD GOD!


WRITTEN 9/28/2008 BY RODERICK GRIMES


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