How quickly I thought of how I act with my Master, Jesus. How easy it is to listen to His voice, obey Him, and focus on our friendship when its just the two of us. And sadly, how easily I can be distracted.
My top 3 distractions:
1) Sin- (choosing my way instead of God's)
Listening to lies of the deceiver.
Lingering in thoughts I should avoid.
Leaving Jesus' side to chase after distractions.
How quickly sin can destroy!
2) Self (relying on my strength, instead of God's) (also sin)
Not listening to God's advice
Not lingering to hear His voice
Not waiting for His "go"
How quickly self takes control!
3) Stuff (things we can't take with us to heaven)
Looking for what others have and making my own list
Longing to be satisfied with things that are only earthly
Living life without eternal focus, opportunities missed
How quickly time is wasted!
My prayer to Jesus:
I want to linger in Your presence in the quiet times.
I want to listen to Your directions in the noise.
I want to look to You for the way of escape (you promise one when I am tempted).
I want to lean on You for wisdom in my moment to moment decisions.
I want to live content with what You give me, thankful for each blessing.
I want to leave this world with many others I've taken to Your presence.
Help me live the focused life each day!
What distracts you the most?