Distractions

1 Corinthians 7:35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.BibleGateway.com-Logo

Get up, watch the news, jump in the shower, put make up on, drive to work listening to the radio, rush into work, sit down and don’t look up for 8+ hours, leave work, pick up kids, run to the ball field, do the work you brought home or talk on the phone to job or volunteer related person, game over, run to grocery store, get home, get dinner prepared while catching up with stats on FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram and throwing some laundry on, get dinner served, rush everyone along, clean up kitchen, tend to laundry, sweep the floor, play a little angry bird as you’re pushing the kids to finish homework, turn on your favorite weekly show, fold laundry, catch up on your weekly bible study, play some candy crush and scan your social media again, wash face, brush teeth, jump in the bed and YOU’RE OUT!  What an exhausting day then you get up the next morning and doing it again.   Where does this get you? Do we ever not have something to do?  Can we just sit and be still? Do we seek out time in our day to talk to the Lord without distractions?  Do we embrace the time that we can listen to HIS calling and grasp what He’s telling us? How? All this stuff has to be done! Distractions………..whatever they may be can consume us! If we desire relationships we must invest time into them, the same goes for our relationship with the Lord. But how? Evaluate our time spent and truly see the things we fill our time with and ask………..do I spend just as much time the Lord as I do with the distractions?

Lord, today I thank you for the silence in my head. I search my life to make time for You.  Lord I don’t want You to be a fleeting moment in my day.  You are the greatest relationship that I seek and I pray that You will show me how to slow down and be at rest with You.  Without Your intervention in my life I will be worn out heading in 2,3,4 or 5 places through out my day.  Thank You Lord for being my steady force to calm my soul. Amen!

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