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Destroying Vanity

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by DeerGlow, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. DeerGlow

    DeerGlow User Gifted Supporter Status by Someone Else Supporter

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    I feel like I have been to selfish, careless, and reckless lately in my words and life. How do I deny myself? And the one who has been forgiven much loves much, so I wonder if I have unbelief about my forgiveness since I do not love God as much as I should for my sins if they are forgiven. Does anyone have scriptures which can help?
     
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  2. faroukfarouk

    faroukfarouk Fading curmudgeon

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    Above all it's a matter of keeping the focus on the Lord: 'looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith' (Hebrews 12.2) - see the whole chapter - rather than being introspective.

    Blessings.
     
  3. 1watchman

    1watchman Overseer Supporter

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    "Destroying vanity" is about NOT thinking about what I think or like, but what God thinks on everything; and I also value the thought in 2 Cor. 10:5 as a general rule.
     
  4. longwait

    longwait Well-Known Member

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    How do you deny yourself? By doing what the Lord wants and not what you want. That means if you find yourself in a situation or a circumstance that you don't like or want but still it is the righteous thing to do then do it.
     
  5. tdidymas

    tdidymas Newbie

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    We all experience times of inadequate faith.
    1 John 3:18-22:
    Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.
     
  6. Angel Wings 1288

    Angel Wings 1288 Active Member

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    Vanity, or excessive pride, stems from someone’s preoccupation with the opinions of others, wanting to feel validated. If you want to extinguish your vanity, quit caring too much about what others think of you and be confident in yourself regardless of others’ opinions.
     
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