"Get behind me Satan!" he said, "You do not have in mind the things of God but the things of man." -Mark 8:33b
What kinds of things distract a woman of God?
A bigger home, materialism, covetousness, vanity, discontentment are a few.
We are distracted with many frivolous things of this world all the while bombarded by the media and culture around us to 'have it all'. We are 21st century Eves who crave what we should not.
Buy me, buy me, scream the ads that come in our mailbox---everything from craftily designed television commercials, smooth talking telemarketers, glossy enticing magazines and tempting Craigslist classifieds are demanding we spend our money in the pursuit of their shallow and fleeting happiness.
But to 'have it all' for the woman of God contradicts the definition the world dictates to us. In fact, it is the opposite.
And what things should a woman of God desire? What are the things of God that we need to chase after as the verse above declares?
Wisdom. Knowledge. Love. Humility. Patience. Kindness. Faithfulness. Self-control. Charity. Servanthood. Humility. Joy. Peace. Goodness. Contentment. Forgiveness. Busy at home and sharing Christ with an unsaved world that desperately needs Him is to name a few.
The things of God. Not man..........I am speaking of KINGDOM WORK.
Satan will try to distract us in the same manner he was using Peter to rebuke Jesus as Jesus stated what his purpose on earth was--to die on the cross for mankind, His Kingdom work. Will you allow yourself to be taken off the mission He has called you to?
Many here reading this are feeling off track today, but I exhort you now to get right back on-- to fight the good fight and to finish the race (2 Tim 4:7). Don't become lukewarm in your walk and remember your first love.
The Christian woman must always evaluate her life under the lens of Scripture. Her thoughts, her actions, her desires must always be striving to be in conformity with Gods Word.
What 'things of man' do you need to rid yourself of today?