“Those who live according to the Spirit, [live according to] the things of the Spirit.” Romans 8:5 It is difficult to give up things we’ve grown accustomed to. Yet there are times when God may want us to. For instance, we may be involved in an activity that has become all encompassing, and we know it would be best to limit it. Or we may have a habit or practice that we know misses the mark of pleasing God, and we realize that we need to let it go because we love Him and want Him to be glorified through us. When we do find things that interfere with our relationship with the Lord, with His help we can stop. Let’s ask Him to help us not let anything block His glory from shining through. Drawing close to Christ produces a growing Christlikeness.