" I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible"
1 Corinthians 7:35 (NLT)
Day to day, there are things and people that are grabbing for our attention. Sometimes it is little things we do such as surfing social media surfing or checking celebrity gossip, or sometimes it is the people we are connecting with like that boyfriend or girlfriend that is toxic to our soul.
The thing we often fail to realize is that as much as those people and things scream for our attention, God is also seeking for our attention.
This week I found myself caught up in something that I deemed innocent, all the while God has been pressing on my heart that I needed to disconnect because those things were slowly pulling me from him. I found that when I tried to disconnect, it was challenging. In this I was reminded that while disconnecting from distractions may not be easy, it is necessary.
The thing about distraction is it can become a problem without us realizing. One day we look up and see that we are being led more by the distractions and less by God. When things of this world are speaking to you and consuming your attention more than God is, it is time to disconnect and reevaluate your priorities.
"Don't allow the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord"
In Hebrews 12:2, the Bible tells us to fix our attention to Jesus Christ. Directing our attention to Jesus requires that we be intentional. Last week we talked about intentional development. We must get to a place where we are so intentional about pursuing God that we are willing to get rid of those things and relationships that are keeping us from drawing closer to him.
I do not know what your battle is or what you are wrestling with, but remember this, distractions are destructive. What are you willing to disconnect from in order to reconnect with your Father?
Friend understand this, if the devil can distract your mind, he can distract your sight, and when your sight is off of Jesus, you will find yourself down a path you did not which to journey.
Keep your mind on Jesus and allow him to guide your path today!
This weeks truth:
A noise is not King over my life, Lord you are King over my life.