From what I know about the heroes of Scripture, your ability to overcome distraction will be the number one determinant of how successful you are on your path to purpose.
David was distracted by pleasure. Abraham was distracted by fear. Paul was distracted by pain. We give our distractions all sorts of names, but at the end of the day, distraction is anything that pulls our attention away from God. And it can come in many forms.
The first distraction we must face is an all too common one. But thankfully, one which God has spoken about extensively.
Distraction #1: The Worries of Life.
Don’t let the life you have distract you from the life you want.
All of us have way too much on our plates: work commitments, family duties, church volunteering – and the list goes on and on. But that’s not an excuse God will accept.
In the New Testament, we see Jesus continually going off by himself, making room in his life and schedule to just be with His Father and keep His eyes on the task at hand.
Don’t let the urgent crowd out the important.
Read today’s verses and ask yourself this question: What am I prioritizing that is causing me to worry?