We all like a particular flavor and I don’t mean chocolate or vanilla, but instead I am referring to the different type of distractions that are keeping you from living for God. By definition distraction is when something is preventing you from giving your full attention to someone or something. The worst type of distraction is the one you don’t even considered as one, you’ve become so distracted that you eventually become lost. Your distraction can be social media, relationship, wealth and even church ministry. The consequences of that is less time with God, backsliding to sin, and not living life to the fullest. I am writing this post because for years I have been distracted and in those years the same thing I described happened to me and I pretend not to notice. I am hoping this post will shine some light in your current situation.
- Distraction can come from church within your ministry. In the gospel of Luke, Jesus went to Martha and Mary’s house for dinner and while Martha was busy and being distracted by all the work that need to be done in the kitchen, Mary, her sister was at Jesus feet listening to him talk. Martha question her sister and was concerned to why she would leave her to do all the work, and Jesus answered, Martha has chosen well. As an old ministry leader I used to overwork myself, neglecting spending time with God because of the work that need to be done. Sabbath was no longer a rest day but instead a working day. My ministry became a distraction for me, so I was everywhere at church except with God.
- Busy life can also be an distraction. You make time for what is important to you. I used to complain about my spiritual life and how I felt so distant from God. However, I made time for my husband, children, friends, social events and definitely social media. The reality is, I had time for everything and everyone except for God and the reason is because I didn’t want to. I was okay with a long distant relationship with God.
- Relationships can be a slippery slope to distraction. The bible tell us to not be unequally yoke with unbelievers and urges us to understand that light has nothing in common with darkness. The wrong crowd will lead you down the wrong path. If you are hanging out with people that live to sin and have no remorse then you most likely will be influence to do the same. Because of my desire to be close with God, I had to make certain adjustments in the relationship I have with others.
- Wealth, fame, and social media. The world will promise you that if you work hard then you can have wealth, the followers along with fame. You begin to do things that compromise your values and morals just to have theses things. As a result your value starts to depend on having these things instead of it coming from God. You forget how easy these things can be gone, so you gain the world by losing your soul.
To sum up, distraction is all around us which can make it difficult to live for God but not impossible. That simply mean living for God is for the poor, the rich, the famous, and the regular folks as long as you are walking in God’s purpose.The bible says, a time is appointed for men to live, to die and to face judgement, so we all have a set time and in that time, God has giving us a purpose. The things of this life can bring you closer to that purpose or further away from it. Always remember your purpose is tied to God, you find God and you will find your purpose. Please leave your thoughts. Don’t forget to like, and click the follow button. Stay bless 😊
The scripture for this post: II Corinthians 6:14 Luke 10:40-42 Hebrews 9:27 Ecclesiastes 3:2