Eric Speir

Thrive In Your Faith and Family

Consecrated Man

The greatest problem facing a consecrated man is not open sin, but hidden distractions. Both leave you ineffective.

Eric Speir

About Eric

I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir

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  1. I take the word “man” in its generic sense, which means that I take it to mean “human being.” Consecrated women suffer from the same problem.
    You use the word “hidden,” but I would call them “masked.” The Evil One is extremely skillful in dressing up his distractions to look like important work. He appeals to our best instincts to lure us away from God’s purposes for us.
    Christians engage in many different projects around the world to help people in a variety of ways. When I focus my energy and gifts on the one God chooses for me, Satan will bombard me with requests and suggestions from other equally good causes, burying me in emails and phone calls that use up my time that should have been devoted to God’s chosen work for me. He knows I won’t be tempted to obvious evil, so he is equally happy to divert me from accomplishing anything by simply diluting my attention.

    1. Eric

      Yes, you are correct. Everyone suffers from this. Distractions come dressed in good intentions. Sometimes even good causes can lead us off the path of where God wants us. We need the discernment and wisdom to recognize it.

    1. Eric

      Distractions seems to be one of the biggest obstacles I face at the moment.

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