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Decisions shape who you are. But what if instead “who you are” shapes the decisions you make? What if your identity, purpose, and faith in God guided the way you prioritized the decisions you make? Take an honest look at your decisions and what’s consuming your time and attention.
Following Jesus means following his example of seeing the needs around you, and meeting them as best you can. If we say we love God, we must love and serve the people he made—and this includes all people, even the strange and odd and ones slightly different from us.
If you want to be undistracted in your relationships, you’re going to have to risk telling the truth, right down to your answer to how you're doing. You might find that you connect with people in more meaningful ways—undistracted by what you expect one another to say.
If you’ve got things about your faith that you just can’t get your head around, don’t fake it and act like you are certain. Instead, get real with the questions that you have. Such an invitation allows God to begin the process of doing authentic work in your heart.