Shortcuts Will Only Get You Off Track
By Rick Warren
“Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body”(Proverbs 4:20-22 NLT).
One of the pitfalls you may face as you fulfill your purpose in life is the temptation to take shortcuts.
In truth, these shortcuts will only get you off track. The shortcuts may be moral, ethical, spiritual, financial, or even relational.
But they will distract you from what God wants you to do in your life, eventually eating up your time, energy, resources, and creativity.
Shortcuts are always shortsighted. God wants you to stop being “absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ — that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective” (Colossians 3:2 The Message).
Let God’s Word “penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body” (Proverbs 4:21-22 NLT).
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