July 02, 2011

Planned Neglect

Most often we would all consider it immature or irresponsible to be neglectful. Neglect is looked at as a sign of weakness or frailty. In this instance, I would disagree.

In our lives we often get so consumed with our daily activities and routines that we in turn become neglectful; neglectful of God, what He is saying to us, what He wants to do through us. We get so caught up in what we are doing that we forget to be attentive to Him.

Maybe the solution is to plan a little neglect. Planning to neglect the things that will distance up from the voice of God, could draw us closer to Him. When we lay aside all things that hinder us, we are then free to fly.

The Bible tells us to "throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us" (Hebrews 12:1). In doing this we can be victorious against sin and lead a life that is all that God has planned for us.

Pieces from Greg Laurie devotional, Beyond

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