A World Full Of Distractions

Are you living day by day, focusing on the will of the Lord, or are you distracted by the things of this world? Unfortunately, many things in this world will distract you from what God deems most important. The Devil has perfected the art of distraction, and he is hard at work to keep you looking in all the wrong places.

But you must resist every temptation he sends, attempting to pull you away from the Lord’s will. Put down what is drawing your attention. Turn to Jesus and fix your eyes on what He has to show you. Then follow His lead into doing His will and plan for your life.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of our faith, who, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Constantly something is going on, places to go, people to see, business to attend to, something to watch, and something to do. The Devil will use anything to distract you from doing God’s will.

Is this what is happening to you? Do you find yourself falling into the trap of being distracted by all the activities or worries of the world? Of course, not everything is evil, but many are good. But when they pull you away from God, they have become an idol. They have become a hindrance in your life.

How do you expect to hear from the Lord, know where to go, or know what to do if you allow these distractions to dominate your mind? These distractions can cause you to veer from the path God has placed before you.

So be still, fix your eyes on Him, pray for His deliverance, and have faith that He will help you. Trust in His plan and then rest in Jesus. Let Him have your burdens, and do not worry. He will guide you. He will light your path so you may walk the road He has planned for you. Be at peace, resting in His arms, and turn that other stuff off. You don’t need most of them anyway. Then be still, be quiet, pray, and listen to Him speak to your spirit.

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it to keep your righteous rules. I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word! Psalm 119:105-107

Jesus said, Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Even those things that seem to be good can hinder your spiritual connection to God if you allow them to distract you. So it is essential to think and focus on things that please the Lord because it is genuinely the work of the Devil in these last days to distract us from the good things of the Lord that bring eternal rewards.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

You need quiet time to clear your head, to listen, and hear His voice.
The Devil only wants to lie, kill, and steal your life away from you and your eternity. If he can find a way to distract, he will. What better way to handicap your life than to pull your attention away from the God who loves you?

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 1 Peter 5:8-9

People have become addicted to all kinds of things. Entertaining and amusing themselves with a constant stream of input, activities, and business that has consumed them to the point that if there is silence for a moment, they can’t stand it. That same silence that God requires for you to hear Him. Are you starting to see? Does this sound eerily familiar? If this is true for you, maybe the Devil has tricked you, and you didn’t even know it.

God does not speak through the noisy whirlwind, the thundering of the storm, the quaking of the earth, or the crashing of the sea. But He speaks in a quiet, still voice. So listen to what the Spirit is saying and focus on Him.

Now the question is, what should you do? First, put away those things that have no eternal benefit, items that are a distraction from the ways of the Lord. Focus on the Lord instead; that distraction may not hamstring your effectiveness for His will. God desires that you may be effective, so trust Him and focus on Him so that you may do the work prepared for you.

Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Psalm 37:3-7

Go from this place and do what He commands. Listen to what He has to say. Keep your ears fixed on His voice. Focus on His Word, and don’t allow yourself to be distracted. The treasures you build up for eternity are much more valuable than the worthless goodies of the Devil. If you focus on Jesus, you will do what is good, right, and acceptable in His eyes. You will stay on His path, hear His voice, and do His will. Then the Lord will be pleased with you and bless you.

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

  1 comment for “A World Full Of Distractions

  1. Anonymous
    October 29, 2022 at 2:25 pm


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