The world is full of voices trying to get our attention to buy this, improve yourself, reach higher, get more, treat yourself, listen to me, take my advice, do it my way so you can do it your way, you won’t regret it! Yikes! We probably will regret it if we follow the wrong voices.
The bumper sticker reads, “Don’t follow me, I’m lost”. Isn’t that the truth some days. We trudge along life, just trying to survive, and provide for our families. Then an unexpected crisis comes that halts the mundane. God seems to use those moments in time so He can have our undistracted attention to guide us to His best.
I have also discovered in my lifetime that in the midst of the mundane we get lazy…With every action and every thought. We are more susceptible and more easily duped by false teachers because we are not reading God Word for ourselves, asking God to convict, encourage, motivate and teach us. We rely on others to do that…because it’s easier and we don’t have the time. Yikes, again. If you are too busy to come face to face with God each morning, to seek His direction for Your day, then you are too busy. Our Father deserves our highest praise…our undistracted attention.
Peter writes of this in his second letter, inspired by God, to us…
“My dear friends, this is now the second time I’ve written to you, both letters reminders to hold your minds in a state of undistracted attention. Keep in mind what the holy prophets said, and the command of our Master and Savior that was passed on by your apostles.”
THE LAST DAYS…Why our undistracted attention is so important!
“First off, you need to know that in the last days, mockers are going to have a heyday. Reducing everything to the level of their puny feelings, they’ll mock, ‘So what’s happened to the promise of his Coming? Our ancestors are dead and buried, and everything’s going on just as it has from the first day of creation. NOthing’s changed.'” 2 Peter 3, Msg
“They conveniently forget that long ago all the galaxies and this very planet were brought into existence out of watery chaos by God’s Word.”
“God is poised, ready to speak his word again, ready to give the signal for the judgment and destruction of the desecrating skeptics.”
“He is restraining himself on account of you, holding bacfk the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.”
“Since everything here today might well be gone tomorrow, do you see how essential it is to live a holy life? Daily expect the Day of God, eager for its arrival.
OUR UNDISTRACTED ATTENTION WILL RESULT IN…
“The galaxies will burn up and the elements melt down that day–but WE’LL HARDLY NOTICE. We’ll be looking the other way, ready for the promised new heavens and the promised new earth, all landscaped with righteousness.”
Yes, Lord, Yes!
Dear Heavenly Father, May Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
In Jesus Name, Amen
Your undistracted child who love You with all her heart, mind and soul.
I got so wrapped up in the world controlled my fears and anxieties that I could even be still and listen to Gods voice. I had lost all peace in my soul. I just come home from spending the past week and a half at a place called The House of Prayer. I ran across it by accident and it’s just a place where it is still and quiet with no worldly distractions do you can listen to Gods voice. I think from time to time our body and soul needs that to remember he is the one who we will find rest in. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you! I will be praying with you!