This is a word that I do not have a lot of experience with, maybe I am a little naïve, but I see this as another outworking of selfishness similar to other areas in life where I want what I want over what God directly tells me not to do, such as eating too much, lazing in front of the computer or TV, watching an inappropriate movie, letting my mind be consumed by a negative mental loop, or somehow gratifying my flesh in a way that is not honoring to God. These are some of the world’s distractions that take me away from a consistent, positive view of God. Lord, help me be obedient to Your Word, help me take every thought captive, help me guard my heart against mental distractions and worldly diversions and amusements. Help me serve You with a pure heart and clear motives.
I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.
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