Mindset Matters: Bundles of Distractions or Abundance of Life?

What distracts us the most can be the very thing that causes the greatest discomfort in life. Have you ever wondered why Jesus speaks often within scripture of these important themes: faith, love, peace, joy and truth? All are major themes within the context of the New Testament. Needless to say that all Christians should desire to have the referenced themes be the main point of focus in our daily lives.

What stands in stark contradiction to these themes of life are worldly cares, concerns or matters that we believe have a higher priority. Distractions come in all shapes and sizes but the good news is so does abundant life. Jesus says, . . . I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10b) But what does that mean to you as a believer? For me it means, a life filled with immeasurable and sufficient GRACE! Grace is God’s unmerited favor or my working definition . . . uncontested unconditional love revealed in Jesus Christ.

In this life we will have a number of choices or options that have the potential to lead us away from the Will of God. That is the danger of distractions, we can be led away from instead of being led into a closer walk with God.

Jesus promised the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth and the Teacher will come to keep us in the Will of God. But the requirements are a transformed and renewed mind . . . a mindset that submits to the direction and authority of God! Anything else is merely another distraction.

Please share Mindset Matters with your social network, friends and family. My hope is to encourage your walk in the Lord with discussions filled with life application.

Dr. Rodney D. Rogers
Senior Pastor
Associate Professor

Dr. Rodney D. Robinson-Rogers Web Address: leadbycovenant.org

Covenant Leadership Academy

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