Driven to Distraction
This morning I sat down for my quality time with the Lord. As I began to pray the usual
happened. My mind began to drift to the cares of the day. Get the sermon done. I
wonder how my friend battling illness is doing. I’ve got to get ready for small group
tonight. When I get home I need to take care of . . . And so on. How easily we become
distracted when we attempt to focus on the things of God. Even now as I write this I
received a text from my wife, the printer isn’t working for the secretary, and the heating
guy stopped by.
I can confidently say this happens to you as well. I can also confidently say there is a
purpose behind it. The Enemy will do anything he can to take your focus and time away
from the One who delights in you. He will keep you busy. If he can distract you from
quality time then the quality of your time will diminish.
It is in these times we must fix our eyes. We must be determined to converse with our
Lord, to be in His presence. I am reminded of the men who had a sick friend. The
crowds around our Savior were thick and it was impossible to get their friend through
the door to Him. They did not give up. They climbed up onto the roof, knocked a hole in
the roof, and lowered their friend down. Whatever it takes.
Distraction will confront you today but do not be defeated by the distraction. When
distraction does come think of it as a time so say hello to the Lord again.
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Rob Jeffrey, Pastor - Bradford Alliance Church