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The Demands of Others!

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Jesus discovered that only by turning to God when the crowds were pressing so hard against him could he ever hope to maintain a sharp focus on his true reason for being.

We need to know when to walk away, when to shut the door, and when to be alone to regroup our thoughts and to re-think God’s will and purpose for our lives. 

If we do not take this time, we could possibly crack under the load, go off in the wrong direction, say the wrong words, or do the wrong things. 

It is possible that the stress and strain could cause us to go in an opposite direction of our purpose. Suddenly we discover that life is counter-productive from our intentions.

In the movie Bridge Over the River Kwai the British officer is so busy and so consumed by the bridge he is building that he forgets his responsibilities as an officer, the battle he is fighting, and the human lives for which he is responsible. 

The purpose of his life at that moment is to lead his men and not to defend his bridge. How easily we can develop a fortress mentality regarding our church or our political party and forget the human needs that exist on our doorsteps!

Thanks to John A. Stroman for these words. Thanks to West Kenya Union Conference Adventist Media for the picture. 

Might YOU have a “fortress mentality” when it comes to religious matters or political parties?

LOVE AND COMPASSION ARE THE HIGHEST FORMS OF INTELLIGENCE GIVEN TO US BY GOD!!

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