Has God been nudging you to do something specific or take a certain direction with your life?
Have you been avoiding those nudges, finding it easier to escape into a favorite diversion?
Here are ten common escapes people take… to avoid what they know they ought to be doing.
See if any of them apply to you:
- spectator sports
- web browsing/social media
- pornography, drinking, drugs
- video games
Most of the things on this list are not wrong in themselves. But any of them can become escapes that keep us from doing what God’s calling us to.
So… what do you do if you’re hooked by one or more of these escapes?
Step back. Consider why you’re reluctant to answer God’s call. Realize God intends more for you than indulging your escapes. Focus on something you know God wants you to do. And take one step forward in that direction.
Often just taking that one step will be all it takes to break through any anxiety you might have.
But don’t lose momentum. Take more steps forward as you trust the Lord.
When you do, the pull of your old escapes will weaken.
You’ll find following what God’s calling you to do way more interesting and fulfilling.