October 10

Matthew 13:22

“Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.”

How much of an influence do the world and it’s riches have on your stance as a Christian? Many of us want a relationship with the Lord. Most people are so enthusiastic and are ready to do whatever it takes to have a bond with God. However, these same people want to be able to dwell and be of this world. The majority want to live life with one foot in the Kingdom of God and the other in the kingdom of darkness. One thing is for certain we cannot be in both places at once. We have to make a decision. We cannot allow the cares and promises of this world to have the power of possessing a foothold in our lives.

We have to be grounded in our word and in Christ because when we have a strong foundation in Him nothing is able to throw us off our tracks. No amount of riches and deception is able to move us. Remove yourself from things and places that are a thorn in your flesh. Things that choke up the very life you have in you.

Chances are you have an idea of what your thorns are. You know to some extent the things that keep you bound and locked. Remove yourself from these thorns. Be purposeful in staying away and allowing yourself the privilege to grow without being choked up by the world and all it has to offer. For what it offers, though it may look like gold on the surface is death in the innermost parts. So, therefore, remove yourself from the things that have the power to choke and stagnate you.

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