Distractions are inevitable and try to influence every sphere of our lives. It is sometimes difficult to recognize it as they are not always unpleasant and thereby trick us into falling for it.
One morning during my 40-day prayer countdown to Ascension, I received the word “Distraction” and I made a word – or idea map that enables me to see the message of the Holy Spirit clearly.
What does God’s word say about distractions ?
“but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.”Mark 4:19
Distractions that bring fear, worry, and unproductivity can easily tear us away from the presence of God.
But Martha was distracted with much serving…But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion,Luke 10:40-42
Distractions rob people of the portion that God has in store for them, plans to prosper them.
Distractions turn people’s focus away from God and His word and eventually, they lose hope.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.Matthew 6:
People become anxious and develop poor mental health.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.Galatians 5:16-17
People start to walk in the flesh before God and cannot please Him.
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”Matthew 21:22
People cannot receive what they ask for. The results are sometimes delayed and unanswered prayers.
Distractions make us restless and push us out of the peace of God.
When we are distracted, our focus turns from our assignment and allows our adversary to gain territory, steal, or interfere.
As technology and the things of the world keeps evolving, it becomes much easier for us to be distracted. Our lives become consumed and we drift away from God…we get stranded on a desolate place!