But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me. Luke 10:40
Even if you are a hermit, there is always something that needs to be done. As we live and grow, the demands increase. With each friend we acquire, there are more invitations. A new job or spouse requires more of your attention, the children need you to take them here and there and so much more. It is your plan and desire to spend more time with God in prayer and studying His Word, but when. Where can you find time when everyone and everything is taking up so much of your time? The more time you spend away from God, the more vulnerable you are to the wiles of the enemy. The more time you spend with God the less opportunity the enemy has to steal your peace and joy.
And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction. 1 Corinthians 7:35
Set a special time for you and God to spend some quality time together every day. I get up an hour before everyone else in my house so I have uninterrupted time with God so that He can give me instructions for the day, prepare me for the upcoming distractions of the day, equip me with the tools I need for the day and remind me how much He loves and cares for me. If the distractions in your life are interfering with your time with God, you may be setting yourself up for defeat. That darn devil can only get to you if you move God out of the way. Keep God first in your life and then when you are sucker punched you will know God allowed it and He will hit him back for you.
No more distractions – FOCUS,
Minister Deidra Bibb