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How to Stay Focused on Your Spiritual Goals

4 Things to Do to Keep Your Spiritual Walk on Track with God

by J.M. Troppello


Life can be intense, especially in today’s world. There is so much information and content coming at us daily through the news, TV shows, movies, social media, and interactions with others. This can hinder your spiritual walk with the Lord if you allow those things to overwhelm you or keep you focused on them and not God. Consider the following things that you can do daily to keep your walk on track with God.


Decide


You must decide to prioritize your spiritual life. If you don’t prioritize it, you won’t spend time cultivating your walk with God. Spiritual growth won’t happen automatically in your life. You need to do specific things to keep your walk with God on track.


Plan


After deciding to prioritize your spiritual walk with God, you then need to make a plan. Figure out the best time read your Bible daily. Maybe you will be more in tune in the morning. You might prefer to read your Bible at night. Make sure that you pray before reading, study it deeply, and apply the message to your life. You may want to read it in the morning and the evening. Identify the best time to spending time in prayer and worship. With family responsibilities, this may take some time to ascertain the best place and time daily to set aside for this important activity.


Faith


Through this journey to cultivate your spiritual walk with the Lord, you’ll need to take steps of faith. Prayers won’t always be answered immediately. You’ll be dealing with struggles in life and may be tempted to stop reading your Bible and spending time with God. You’ll need to step out in faith when God guides you to do something, and you may be unsure how the situation will turn out.


I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Eph. 4:1-6, NKJV)

You’ll have to walk in faith in your relationships with others as God directs you to walk in love and do whatever is necessary to be at peace with others (See: Eph 4:1-6).


Support


God supports community among believers. He knows that working together for His Kingdom and living life as iron sharpens iron, will help Christians grow in their walk with the Lord.


As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
(Proverbs 27:17, NKJV)

It’s not always easy interacting with others daily. Some people can be difficult to deal with. However, when you seek to bring God into your relationships, that can make a world of difference in a positive way. I admit, there are difficult people that God has brought into my life. However, I’ve made a decision to do my best to walk in unity. God’s been working on me a lot as I’ve been interacting with others.


Stay Focused on Your Spiritual Goals


You have a decision to make daily whether or not you want to cultivate your walk with the Lord. It’s possible to continue to grow in your spiritual life. God wants that for your life. He will help you. You only need to ask Him for guidance and help each day.


  • Decide

  • Plan

  • Faith

  • Support


Are you staying focused on your spiritual goals?



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

About the Author


JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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