Distractions without doubt or questions make us know that, to everyone there is a God inbuilt goal, purpose, destiny, resources, potential, ability and capabilities to be fulfilled or accomplished; and this force called distraction hinders a person from reaching his or her destination or fulfilling purpose in life.
In view of Luke 10:38-42 which speaks of Mary and Martha, a distraction is a process of diverting the attention of an individual from the real focus or goal. Martha at that moment was distracted by things that did not matter most. She was busy with things that were not nnecessary but thought they were. Many Christians have lost their focus on Jesus and are too worried with the matters of life that the engagement to Kingdom matters are put at almost the end of the to do list; to some, it is hardly on the list.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28,
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”.
Focus on Jesus, not the problem. Therefore, as Children of God we must act wisely by eliminating all causes of distractions.
1. Through prayers. Matthew 7:7 – 8 says
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened”.
When you pray you tell God to step into your distractions. Call unto God and He will answer and He will show you great and mighty things you know not (Jeremiah 33:3). This happens through prayers.
2. By studying the Word of God. Joshua 1:8 encourages us that,
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”.
When you study the Word of God you are equipped against distractions. When you are faced with storms you can speak to the storms saying “peace be still” (Mark 4:39).
3. By being focused. The opposite of being focused is to chase shadows. Your inability to focus brings the possibility of distractions by anything. A man must be aware with this fact that not everything that goes around deserves his attention. God desires for you is to be focused no matter how distractions may come your way. James 1:8 says that,
“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways”.
Your focus builds your potentials. Overcome those distractions and focus more on God to lead you to fulfil purpose. I will end this by saying, “What you do not overcome may overcome you”.