It speaks more about what is in your heart than what is in your pocket.
Reference: “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.” 1 Timothy 6:9 NIV
Explore: A friend of mine told me she was really worried about her husband’s business. It wasn’t that the business was struggling, but that it was really successful.
You are probably wondering why that is such an issue. I love being a part of something successful!
However, my friend was a faithful Christian and she worried about the money that would come in. She thought Christians couldn’t be successful with finances. If you were rich, you couldn’t believe in God.
A few weeks later they had a guest speaker at their church who pointed her husband out to say what he had was a blessing and could be used to build the kingdom.
It is hard to focus on God when you are so focused on money, however, that speaks more about what is in your heart rather than what is in your pocket.
Application: Money is not the only thing that draws us away from God. It is an obvious distraction, and one that consumes a lot of people, but there are other things that take us away from focusing on God.
Maybe it’s a relationship with someone that has drawn you away from God, maybe it’s grief or greed. Whatever it may be, those things can only lead to ruin and destruction if it’s taking you further away from God.
Don’t be enticed away from our Saviour because of something that will fade, but stand firm on your faith and look to only make it stronger.
Prayer: Lord, nothing compares to You. May we focus on connecting more to You than being distracted by what this world may offer. Amen.
What do you find distracts you from God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.