I think that one of the greatest problems we have in the Body of Christ is distraction. The devil makes sure of it! Distraction is losing the order of our priorities.
The Merriam Webster dictionary says it this way, “something that distracts: an object that directs one’s attention away from something else.” That something else, in this case, is our divine priorities:
- Our quality time with God.
- Our quality time with our spouses (for those who are married.)
- Our quality time with our home family.
- Our quality time with other believers.
- Our quality time in our ministry.
- Our quality time in our jobs as we make a living.
I promise you that if you order your life focusing on these priorities, in this order, you will enjoy peace and joy. You may say, what about when bad news strikes? That is unavoidable; but if you are focus, you will be better prepared to face such challenges. If you are hit with bad news when you are already distracted, it will be even more devastated for you and the folks close to you because it will set you up to making emotional decisions.
You may say, “I am too busy for this.” What we all need to understand is that placing your life in order is more important than anything you are distracted with. Martin Luther surely had the right prospective when he stated, “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.” Beloved, it is imperative that we stay focus today more than ever as the culture, Hollywood, many sport figures and politicians rebelled against God’s righteousness. If you do not stay focus, it will be a matter of time before you join them in their rebellion.