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What is a spiritual distraction? It is when trials and disturbances happen that divert our focus away from Jesus. How do you handle distractions? Look to God for a plan and strategy. Scripture tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.” Jerimiah 29:11 ESV
When was the last time you thought about creating a strategy for your life? Simply stated, a strategy is a plan of action. God already has a plan for us, we just have to receive it. No matter what distractions are thrown our way, with a plan of action, we can treat those distractions as speed bumps and keep moving.
We can stand against conflict when we put on the armor of God. This requires us to walk daily in God’s light. It is from obedience that we receive from God. You may hear people talk about being ready to do battle against the enemy. Your enemy is not a physical warrior. The enemy may show up in the form of fear, procrastination or other negative associations that try to stop you from achieving God’s plan for your life.
Years ago, I had a friend who was presented an opportunity of a lifetime when she graduated from college. She was offered the job of her dreams, in her field of study. The job required her to move to another city, but she was excited about the change. Before my friend could pack and begin her new venture, circumstances changed.
My friend turned down the “perfect job” to care for an ailing loved one. She did not let this spiritual distraction steer her off course. She remained steadfast and obedient in her faith. My friend reaped the benefits years later as the co-owner of her own business. The word of God tells us, “Commit your walk to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3 ESV
Let God lead you into your promised land, determine a strategy for your life. Fight your battles through prayer. When people don’t act Christ-like, you have to love them anyway. When people try to take advantage of you, love them anyway. You have to plan to succeed. At a church revival, the preacher spoke from the theme, Too bitter to be blessed. He said that when people do you wrong, get over it. Don’t allow the root of bitterness to live too long.
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Have you experienced a spiritual distraction? Remain focused on the kingdom of God. My prayer is that you receive all that God has in store for you - Your finances are blessed, your health is blessed and you become stronger in the Lord.