Distractions

I have recently been dealing with an individual who is immersed in the negative talk of government bashing, one world governments, and endless conspiracy theories designed to take away our freedoms and life as we know it. I DO believe there is some truth in these things…a thread at least. But the danger is that we can become so focused on these tantalizing details of underhanded activities around us that we lose focus of what really matters.
Here is a portion of my response to my email friend:
I suspect you will be frustrated by my take on these things. I am not alarmed. In fact, in a unique way, I see the global government and global banking and United Nations as tools that GOD IS USING. The All-Powerful One is simply bringing His plan to a culmination in His time. I’m not sure what we should do? Stop it? No. Inform people? Maybe to some degree. But do you know how to best spot a counterfeit? To perfectly know the real thing. If we focus our people on the events around us instead of the One who empowers us, the enemy wins.
You and I have very different approaches. I KNOW Edinbrook is not to take this course. I have experienced God’s leading in such clear and profound ways in the last few months. Alarming our people with questionable facts and fantastic conspiracy theories is not what God wants us to pursue. “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might!” We are not to be immersed in the ways of the world and anxious about the enemy’s strategies. 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”
In Paul’s letter to Timothy, the older seasoned apostle clarified to young Timothy what he was to make sure he focused on as a leader of the church: 1 Timothy 1:5-6, “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. For some men, straying from these things, have turned aside to fruitless discussion…”
I do think that much of what you are focusing on is “fruitless discussion” and that the enemy’s strategy is working beautifully with you — to get you focused on everything BUT what really matters. This is very dangerous territory. When I read the material you send my way, it is not of God. I see no hint of Spirit-led communication at all. It is hostile, angry, vindictive, judgmental, fear-inducing, and distracting from what we’re to be about.

An IMPORTANT REMINDER: Jesus told us to be sure we do one thing really well — Love God. We are often distracted by fantastic and compelling theories, political movements, and an endless list of other focuses. But it directs our hearts and passions toward things that, in the end, do not matter. This is one of the enemies deceptive strategies. Don’t buy in.

Love God. Make sure He is your ultimate focus. This, above all else, is what really matters.

3 thoughts on “Distractions”

  1. Oh thank you for saying what you said to that person and including it in your blog. My/our heart breaks over and over again at christian friends we have who are so caught up in this world and the political overtones and how they are bringing our “christian” country to ruin. We do not have a Christian country we just have a place where we were lucky to be born and we should appreciate it and pray for it and its leaders. And then be concentrated not on this temporal world which is passing away but on the eternal kingdom. Besides, we have been seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus our Lord. We’re already in heaven, it’s just that our feet are on the ground.

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