I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
Yesterday, as I was driving downtown at 7, am I hit a wall of traffic, and they’re really shouldn’t have been any traffic at that time. My Waze notified me, you just hit a 10 min delay.
When I finally got to the bottleneck, I realized there was an accident, but not on my side of the road. The car accident was on the opposing side of the highway, yet everyone was slowing down to look at the accident. Once the car was out of view, the traffic lightened up.
Wow, it was as if God spoke to me right then and there; this is a picture of what happens when you surround yourself with too many distractions. God still got me to my final destination, with a few more bumps along the way, but I arrived safely. So don’t be discouraged if you’ve fallen victim to having too many distractions, He’s going to get you to where you’re headed, but the question I wanted to ask is where are you looking?
Where is your attention? What are you working on? Are you easily distracted? Are you running on a short fuse, are you fixed on His ways?
It’s easy to get distracted; the average attention span is 7 seconds!! A goldfish has an attention span of 9. We live in a world where information is being shot at us at all hours of the day. It’s not your fault that you pick up your phone 100 times an hour; you’re probably getting 100 notifications an hour.
However, it doesn’t give us an excuse to stay living with the distractions. Make a change. Turn off the notifications for the Apps you never use. Start there. Do a digital cleanse. If digital distractions aren’t your problem, find what is distracting you and make changes.
Every day we can work towards becoming better Christians. Every day we can fix our eyes on Him.
Father God, thank you for another beautiful week! Remind us to fix our eyes on you. Help us in removing the distractions. Don’t allow us to be delayed one moment longer to where you are guiding us. We want to get to where you have called us. We want to live in abundance, joy, and in your promises. We know we can only do that when we rid ourselves of what distracts us from that. We ask that you bless this day. It is in your holy name that we pray, AMEN!