Things that push me away from Christ

See also things that draw me to Christ

  • being alone in apartment on weekends
  • indulging in appetites, seeking satisfaction there
  • my own duplicity
  • thinking about what others have that I don't (envy, covetousness)
  • surfing the internet aimlessly
  • dreaming about things to buy (greed)
  • inaction, sloth
  • fear of what other people will think of me

Specific Actions

Combat the above by spending time, money, and focus on these things: 

  • Go to coffee shops on the weekends
  • Go to state parks and take walks and other natural areas on weekends
  • Invite people to eat meals
  • Be social sometimes even when you don't feel like it
  • Fix car so you can go places
  • Resist small appetites, practice discipline in small ways (cold shower, check email once per day)
  • beg for deliverance from sin
  • Ask for generosity
  • Ask for eyes to see love Christ has for me
  • Seek relief from Christ
  • Beg for integrity from Christ, accept identity he has given 
  • Cultivate a heart of gratitude by thinking about the things I'm thankful for
  • Don't surf the internet aimlessly