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The nation's focus shifts from prosperity to dealing with conflicting ideals and values.
"A house divided against itself can't stand." (Matthew 12:25)
If you are waging a civil war against yourself, ultimately your life will fall apart.
It requires that we live with a focus.
It means that your head and your heart have to be moving in the same direction—or else inner conflict will erupt.
"You can't serve two masters." (Matthew 6:24)
You have to set your heart on Christ, and your mind on Christ.
#1. Hanging on to the past
"How can I eliminate sin completely from my life?"
Now we have a new way of thinking.
#2. Mixing up priorities
One thing that prevents us from living a focused life is forgetting what really is important.
People who keep their priorities in order, keep their lives in order.
Christ isn't merely your top priority, He is your life.
"If you want something that is consistent with my will for your life, it's yours."
Ask God to change your heart.
Ask God to give you the strength to do right regardless of how you feel.
#3. Underestimating the destructive power of sin.
As long as you believe some sins can be overlooked, you will continue to lose the inner civil war.
He wants you focused on Him, without obstacles.
Set your heart and your mind on the things of God.