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Time with God - July 22, 2014

Nehemiah 6:1-4

Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates, then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono”. But they were planning to harm me. So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way.

Don’t get distracted from the main thing God wants you to be doing!

When you come to an understanding of how God wants to use you in this world, and you begin to focus on that and start making a difference, you can be sure that the Enemy will try to distract you, either through fears and concerns, or with conflict, or even with other good things.

Don’t get distracted. If necessary, cut back on some of the other good things you’re doing so that you can major on God’s purpose for you. Remember that the disciples had to do this as demands on their time grew (Acts 6:1-6).

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