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In Hot Pursuit
by Martin Wiles
02/22/13
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What we donít control will control us. And Rosco P. Coltrane was. Controlled.

The Dukes of Hazzard was an American television series aired by CBS from 1979-1985. The series followed the adventures of cousins Bo and Luke Duke who lived in Hazzard County, Georgia, with their beautiful cousin, Daisy, and their strict uncle, Jesse. Driving their custom 1969 Dodge Charger named The General Lee, the Duke boys spent most of their time trying to outrun the countyís inept sheriff, Rosco P. Coltrane, who invested most of his time in hot pursuit.

Jesus warns against another form of hot pursuit: No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money (Matthew 6:24 NLT).

God doesnít say I have to relinquish all my money and possessions to follow him, but neither can I properly serve him while being in hot pursuit of them. Trying to do both puts me in a mutually exclusive quandary which cannot happen at the same time and place. Attempting to serve God and things simultaneously divides my mind. Some actions I can multitask at, but God says this isnít one of them. Itís similar to trying to scratch my head and rub my stomach at the same time. When I hotly pursue things, I instinctively neglect God. The solution is focusing my focus. When itís on God and off me, Iíll use what he entrusts to enlarge his kingdom. And since I live in a world tainted by sinís consequences, I have countless opportunities to practice. Instead of hotly pursuing things that will only disappoint you and God, ask him to help you see how to use them in his service.

Prayer: Merciful Lord, we confess that weíre easily distracted by earthly things. Focus our spiritual sight on godly things instead, and give us opportunities to use what you loan in ways that glorify You and assist others with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. www.lovelinesfromgod.com

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