Distractions are, all too often… a deal-killer…believe me. I know… I have ‘firsthand’ knowledge. I have allowed myself to be distracted at the most inopportune times… and have regretted it… too often, and immensely. Distractions are not permitted excuses for failing to do our best, or simply put….screwing things up royally.
We allow distractions to interfere with our family life… our kids, our spouses, our job, and even….our prayer life. Not too often, though, do we allow our distractions to interfere with our “guy-time.”
Even simple things, such as driving a car… can be disastrous to your health…if allowing a distraction to take root… could cause a wreck…which might endanger your own life, as well as others. Not paying attention to our jobs, our children, our spouses….all… could be… disastrous, as well.
Children could go astray, even spouse’s stray, and customer’s move on to other suppliers. Distractions also can become an “addiction,” causing us to lose “complete FOCUS on our intended purpose. This type of distraction, I can promise you, will cause you to lose your career.
But… fear not…God does not abandon us because of our distractions… Even though we often get distracted during Church, during prayer, during meditation … God still does not abandon us. God is tolerant. He is the God of “second chances.”
Staying focused is not that difficult when we “seriously weigh” the consequences of that distraction. As told in…Luke 10:38-40 – Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.”
Please…don’t let “your distractions” cost you your heavenly future. Remember this: The MASTER of DISTRACTIONS is satan himself. If he can do a number on Adam and Eve… then he surely is capable of seducing us, that would be you…and me.
We are told in Genesis 3:1-7 – Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘you must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
The effectiveness of satan is often found in His cunning, crafty ways. We cannot outsmart satan… but we can “overcome him with the power of Jesus Christ.”