#10. Shun anything that distracts you from seeking first the kingdom of God.
For this, our final day, I am going to quote Foster verbatim. Enjoy his reflection.
“It is so easy to lose focus in the pursuit of legitimate, even good things. Job, position, status, family, friends, security – these and many more can all too quickly become the center of attention. George Fox warns, ‘[…] there is the danger and the temptation to you, of drawing your minds into your business, and clogging them with it; so that ye can hardly do anything to the service of God […] and your minds will go into the things, and not over the things. […] And then, if the Lord God cross you, and stop you by sea and land, and take your goods and customs from you, that your minds should not be cumbered, then that mind that is cumbered, will fret, being out of the power of God.’
May God give you – and me – the courage, the wisdom, the strength always to hold the kingdom of God as the number one priority of our lives. To do so is to live in simplicity.”
I would like to thank you for sticking it out with me for ten whole days. I hope and pray that these reflections have been beneficial to you and I trust that you have learned something along the way!