(This is Day 17 of our free 30 day devotional True Confidence)
D A I L Y R E A D I N G
D A I L Y D E V O
When you think about “distractions,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about social media or television. Or maybe you think about certain things that happen at your job or in certain relationships. Big or small, distractions can greatly affect our daily lives and they can also affect our confidence in Christ.
A distraction is anything that prevents you from giving your full attention to something else. Now it’s important to note that distractions aren’t always bad. Perhaps you’re studying for a big test, but your little sibling needs someone to just thirty minutes giving them advice. Or maybe, you were planning on staying at home for the weekend, but you found out that a group of old friends had come to town. These kinds of distractions are not bad, however, there are other distractions, too. There are distractions that don’t just take us away from work or school, but they take our focus away from the things of the Lord. There are the kinds of distractions that get us off course and leave us questioning ourselves and our abilities. These distractions can also come in many different ways. They can come in the form of a toxic relationships or friendships with people who are pursuing the things of the Lord. At times, even church and Christianity-related activities can be a distraction from pursuing God Himself.
Whatever your distractions may be, be mindful of them. Furthermore, always be in a place where you are reevaluating what needs to be reevaluated and eliminating what needs to be eliminated, never letting anything keep you from fixing your eyes on Jesus.
Morgan Harper Nichols