Removing Distractions!

… That ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. 1 Corinthians 7:35

I don’t know about you but I can be easily distracted at times. Call it A.D.D. or whatever you want, but that’s my problem. Maybe you have the same issue. Distractions are only an issue when they keep you from doing something more important. It’s one thing to take some leisure to reboot your mind and body, but it’s another thing to allow something or someone to pull you away from a priority.

In the age of cell phones, it is amazing how often we can get derailed from a project simply because of a text message, let alone a phone call. It’s like we’ve been programed to stop everything so that we can respond to whoever has messaged us.

And then there are the multitudes of internet games a person can get caught up with. Who knows how many hours are spent trying to check mate, build a city, or shoot down an enemy while work needs to be done. The flesh is weak and the pleasure is addictive, but woe, too much time is lost that is no longer redeemable!

God has bigger plans for our lives than living in fantasy land! If your reality is that bad then you have bigger problems. You better get some counsel and work on you. Go to God and find out for certain what he wants you to do. When we get tuned in to God’s will for our lives, it is very fulfilling. I’m not saying you won’t experience tough times in the will of God, nor am I saying you won’t be tempted by distractions. Eve certainly was when she was in Eden. What I am saying is, the most fulfilling life is the one that counts for eternity. God made you for an eternal purpose. Those who find it are usually those who are willing to do the little things for God and do them well.

They put blinders on some race horses because they get distracted easily. They have great potential, but are useless without the blinders. Sometimes we need to put some blinders on while we are working. Turn the phone on silent, determine to give yourself undisturbed time when you are working. Reward yourself if you finish your project. Schedule time off just as you schedule work, but recognize it must be earned. If you don’t work when scheduled you don’t deserve the time off. Tell people you are not available during your working hours. Schedule time to meet with people and beware of time robbers, they don’t value your time the way you do. By the way, if they don’t value your time they probably won’t value your counsel.

“If we would take time to do the things we are supposed to do, when we are supposed to do them, the day will come when we can do the things we want to do, when we want to do them.”  – Zig Ziglar

One thing is needful – Daily time with Jesus. Luke 10:42

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