12 “Don’ts” to Protect Your Faith

by Neil Anderson

STOP: Trying to make it happen and get it done. “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” Ps. 37:7.


STOP: Focusing on yourself, your issues, your needs, your problems, your sin and “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith”. Heb. 12:2


STOP: Trying to do right and not do wrong and not sin and “Count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus”. Rom. 6:11


STOP: Being anxious about your circumstance and your situation and “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”. 1 Pet. 5:7


STOP: Trying to be good, act like a good Christian and do good works for “Those who enter God’s rest also cease from their labors as God did from his”. Heb. 4:10


STOP: Trying to improve yourself and be a better person and know that “In Him you have been made complete”. Col. 2:10


STOP: Trying to get ahead, do more and advance yourself and “Do not concern yourself with great matters or things too wonderful”. Ps. 131:1


STOP: Worrying, agitating and being troubled about anything or anyone and “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”. Phil. 4:6


STOP: Criticizing and judging others and trying to change them and “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment”. Rom. 14:1


STOP: Trying to overcome your sin or addiction and know that “You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God”. Rom. 13:14


STOP: Fantasizing about what you would like to have that you don’t and let “Christ take control of you, and don’t think of ways to indulge your evil desires”. Rom. 13:14


STOP: Striving, straining and struggling to live the Christian life and know “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”. Gal.2:20


Whatever you are doing to try to live the Christian life and trust “Christ, who is your life”. Col. 3:4

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