Proper Focus

today's reading.
1 Corinthians 10:13-31    No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it...

the blog.
Today is the final day of Dr. Kroll's radio series What Keeps Me from Growing. Each day for the past two weeks he's been teaching on one of the top ten things we struggle with. So today's topic is overeating which is a biggie for me. I love food, and I absolutely look forward to eating, but sometimes I get fixated on it all. For example, I like celebrating with food. I find food comforting when I'm stressed or feeling down. And then there are parties, special events and socializing which almost always focus around good food. So all that to say, I need to be careful when it comes to eating and food because they can really pull my focus away from God, which is never a good thing.

So what are some specific things you do that help you keep your focus in the proper place--on God? How has God's Word helped you overcome the temptations we've looked at these past two weeks (worry, anger, laziness, selfishness, pride, lust, overeating, discontentment, critical attitude, gossip)? Tami W. 

P.S. For more on overeating, download our free study.

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