We live in a busy world that supplies us with endless distractions from our faith, from what our main focus should be, from our goals. Everyday, it’s a struggle to keep our lives under control. It’s a battle to stay sane in this world. It’s getting harder and harder for us to prioritize what’s important.
We are human & quite frankly, it’s so easy to be very self-absorbed. Sometimes, we are just focused on getting through the moment at whatever cost. We are interested in taking the easy way out rather than the better way. We just want convenience and sometimes, we seek that convenience and easiness at the expense of our faith. It's easy for us to get lost in our problems and ourselves to a point where we lose sight of God. When we become too focused on ourselves, we are no longer focusing on God. Obviously, God loves us and He wants us to care for ourselves but he designed us for more than just to take care of ourselves. He also wants us to care for one another and to love Him. Next time you're in prayer, remember that some of your time with God needs to be other-focused, and don't let yourself be your own spiritual distraction.
But sometimes, we really can’t help ourselves. We just find ourselves slipping and slacking.
Well, congratulations! You are a ‘human’ being so these things are not out of the ordinary but, there’s a divine component to that our ‘being’ and that divinity can only be found in God.
It is that divine component that elevates and fine tunes our human component. The less in tune we are with God, the more susceptible we are to the weaknesses that come from being human and the more exposed we are to these distractions that distort our focus.
Here’s just a subtle reminder that God loves you and He wants you to be fine. So, even in the midst of our most distracting chapters, He wants us to keep Him first because - He knows that everything is easier with Him. Everything is easier with God. God never loses sight of us. We can not afford to lose sight of God.
Is it easy, maybe not but it’s easier with God. Is it worth it, definitely and even more with God.
When you need a break from the excessiveness of the outside world, take it. There’s just too much noise in the world these days. Block yourself out sometime.
In essence, don’t let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.”