5.  Wrong mindset– Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) for as he thinks in his heart, so is  In other words, you are what you think you are.  This is why the Bible tells us to renew our minds.  Romans 12:2 (NIV) says be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Knowing the word of God will change your perspective of yourself, your circumstances and life in general.

6.  Comparison– 2 Corinthians 10:12 tells us, it is not wise to compare ourselves with others. We are all gifted with different talents and abilities.  What God has ordained for you, belongs to you.  God has a unique plan and purpose for your life and He has anointed you to live it.  When you compare yourself to others and are focused on trying to be like them, or better than them, you will miss the great things God has planned for you, while you are chasing what could never be yours.  If you live your life by comparing yourself to others, you will never measure up.

7.  Too many distractions– Luke 10:38-42 shows us that being distracted with the busyness, anxieties and cares of the world can cause one to miss what God is saying to them. Christians have to guard themselves against distractions, especially in the world of emails, cell phones and social media.  These great inventions have contributed to how easily distracted one can become.  Beware of the distractions in your life that are hindering you from doing all that God has created you to do.

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