Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
We probably live in a time where there are so many distractions that we couldn’t even name them all. Nevertheless, God still expects us to be focused on Him and on His righteousness. Distractions can be more detrimental to our walk with Christ that we
A distraction is anything that takes your soul focus of God. This could be TV (series’ can be very addictive) Relationships, our phones, social media and being too busy. For example, you’re watching TV and the Holy Spirit tells you to come and spend time with God. Instead of you to immediately go, you procrastinate till the movie is over because you rather watch the movie in that moment. You’re distracted! God should be your number one priority in every situation and what ver makes you sacrifice spending time win Him needs to be dealt with.
Distractions can be more detrimental to our walk with Christ that we realise because the truth is, most of us do not realise that we are distracted, and when we do the damage has already been done. The mentality “It’s not that deep” is one of the biggest reason that we are occupied with everything but God’s work. We don’t want to accept the sacrifice that comes with being a Christian. Therefore, it is easier to buy into the lie that you can entertain the distraction and still be a follower of Christ, well you can’t.
So how do you deal with distractions? Firstly, identify them, identify the things in your life that are taking your focus off God. What takes up the time you should be spending with God, what are the obstacles and hindrances to your relationship with God. For some, it may be TV and a solution could be going on a fast from it to spiritual discipline. Distractions are proof that you lack spiritual discipline. For some, it may be the opposite sex, in fact, for most people it is. Each time you get serious with God someone just pops up out of nowhere and it just all seems so innocent, and slowly you start to take your eye of God. If you are in a relationship that isn’t the will of God, its a distraction and you need to cut it off. Although in that moment it may feel nice you could be singing a different tune in the future. We have to train ourselves to stop looking at the situation in the short term and start looking long term. If you really knew how all your relationships turn out most conservations would not go past “hello”. So when God says “No” do your future self a favour and just cut it off because the devil isn’t trying to distract you because he’s afraid of who you are, but who you will become!
Until you overcome your distractions it will continually be used against you to slow down your spiritual growth, so deal with it now.
Romans 8: 5-10, Matthew 6:33, 1 Peter 5:8, 1 Corinthians 9:27, 1 Chronicles 22;19, 1 Chronicles 29:
Stay Blessed x