Maybe its during class and you start to slip into a daydream about anything besides being at school. Maybe at work you get a moment when the boss isn’t watching and you check Facebook for the fifth time that hour.
Maybe you’ve never experienced any of those situations… I have, and I can assume you’ve been distracted in some other way before.
It happens to all of us.
But why do we distract ourselves when we know there is work to be done?
We see this in our spiritual lives also. It’s hard to have any quiet time in prayer for a lot of us. We know we should, but just as in the other aspects of our lives, we struggle to focus on the task at hand. Spending time with our God is more important than checking an email. But we have this tendency to keep our attention divided at all times. We forget that we aren’t just here to wander around, we have a mission.
1 Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”
A runner doesn’t run on the track to look at the scenery or to count the gray pebbles on the road, a runner runs with a single objective: to win the race. In the same way we should focus on the race ahead and run it with intention to win.
Philippians 4:4-6 “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 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.”
When your thoughts and attention are all over the place, ask God to help you focus and for strength to run undistracted in your relationship with Him.
Love you guys and so does Jesus!