By definition, a distraction is something that turns your attention away from something else, and
agitates your mind, and emotions. All the latest news on Donald Trump, investigations into Russian
ties, who and what is racist, and Twitter hashtag-driven outrage, are all distractions.
A distraction from what, you ask? A distraction from God and your divine assignment on earth.
It’s good to be aware of what’s going on in the world, but if you become consumed by news of who
did what wrong, or what you should supposedly be livid about until the next Twitter trend comes
along, you will forget to place your full attention where it truly belongs—on spiritual things.
Ask yourself, have I gotten distracted?
If you realize you may have gotten and bit off track and need to get refocused, here are 3
recommended scriptural references to help you. Be sure to read and meditate on them.
Luke 10: 38-42: Sitting at the Feet of Jesus
As you read this familiar Bible story, assess whether you are more like Mary or Martha. Many times,
we mirror Martha, worrying about so many things that are of such little value to our spiritual growth.
We must learn to be like Mary, realizing that yes, there is work to be done in the world, but the most
important thing is to sit at Jesus’s feet and be guided by His wisdom. How can we sit at the feet of
the Savior? Joshua 1:8 (NLT) reads, “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day
and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and
succeed in all you do.” When our mind is set on the teachings of scripture, then we will be able to
avoid distraction and prioritize our Kingdom agenda in the earth.
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