Our culture says, "Follow your heart's desires"
Jesus says, "Follow me."
It's no secret that the world we live in today has its fill of things to enjoy. From sporting events to buffets, we are constantly being bombarded with entertainment, food, and countless other pleasures that trigger the dopamine in our brains. Let me be the first to say that enjoying these things isn't inherently wrong (unless the thing being enjoyed is an explicit sin) but when we don't regulate how much of it dominates our time, then we tend to lose focus on the things in life that really matter.
In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus says, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it...."
Sometimes, the very thing holding us back from being the best we can be are life's simple pleasures. This may not be the case for everyone, but sometimes, a good demolition is required to get back onto the right track. For me, it was video games. Throughout most of high school and even some parts of college, I was addicted to video games. The games weren't inherently bad, but I allowed them to stop me from being effective in my calling to a disciple-maker. It wasn't until after I took a full 3 month-long break from games that I was able to reset my focus on God.
Whatever distractions may be inhibiting you from God's calling on your life, if any, I pray that God will guide you out of them and back on track.
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