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By Scott Hilgendorff/Cowboys of the Cross
Bookstores are full of books about getting ahead, succeeding, getting whatever we're after or improving our lives. They have entire sections built around “self-
These books and this way of thinking make it about ourselves and for Christians, it has us trying to bend God's will to our own. In many cases, this teaching has us acting like we're bigger than God as we actually try to use will power, positive thinking and mental training to change outcomes to from failure to success.
The problem is, we're following our goals and our desires, not God's and we're trying to do it our way, not His.
John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease
John tells us something very simple. It's about God, not us. God and His plans must become more important.
1 Peter 1: 1-
To simply these verses, Peter is making it clear that our hope is in heaven.
So as Christians, why do we seek more from sources that aren't Biblically-
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.
We're warned to guard our hearts. We have to protect them from what we take in because when we let God be our influence, especially through His word in the Bible, so much can come out of us to positively impact the people around us.
Then Matthew warns us that those things that are not of God will be 'rooted up' (destroyed) and refers to those that would teach other than from God's word that they are the blind leading the blind. Those that follow this stuff are being led toward potential destruction.
But when we understand the importance of Scripture, the bigger question is, why would we want to follow anything else?
2 Timothy 3:16-
The Bible is God's living word to us and we're being told that it is good for everything from teaching and correcting us to preparing us for every good thing we might do. If we're following God's word, we don't need all this other self-
I haven't encountered a life situation yet that the Bible didn't have an answer for and when trying to figure out if I'm following God's plan for my life, I've found proof of it in Scripture.
Making it about God and not ourselves as we pursue goals
What you might feel negative about:
We’re asking you to set aside some ideas or thinking that you might even have seen some positive results from
The new ‘positives’ to take away:
God gave us His living word through the Bible to equip us for everything that we need. We need to let go of the ideas that aren’t from God and apply the ones that we learn are from Him