EYES ON THE PRIZE
(Don’t Be Distracted)
A distraction is an obstacle to attention; it’s that lingering concern that takes your mind away from the things that really matter to God.
TO THE BIBLE Luke 9:62 TLB
‘But Jesus told him, “Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God.”’
There’s a job God has planned for you to do. It’s so important to Him, and He doesn’t want anything to distract you from finishing it. A distraction is an obstacle to attention; it’s that lingering concern that takes you away from the things that really matter to God. For instance, a student seeking good grades in her exams can be so consumed by this “need” to the point that it’s all she thinks, talks and prays about! Now, instead of praying about her life and the lives of others, all she prays is, “Oh God, give me good grades in my exams!” Well, that’s a distraction!
The Bible says, “Do what the LORD wants, and he will give you your heart’s desire” (Psalm 37:4 CEV). Refuse to be distracted by the cares of this life. Don’t allow the negative things people say about you get your attention. There’s so much of God’s work to be done, so you can’t afford to let such things distract you.
The one important question the Lord will ask you when you stand before Him is about the work He gave you to do—His Gospel. So keep your eyes on the prize, and at the end, you’ll be able to declare boldly like the Apostle Paul: “I have fought long and hard for my Lord, and through it all I have kept true to him” (2 Timothy 4:7).
I refuse to worry about anything in this life because I’m a child of God, and I know all things work together for my good. No negative thought, comment or situation can distract me from the work God has planned for me to do! I’m living every day, to fulfill my destiny in God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Have you had any distractions lately? List them out and write beside each one what you will do to avoid them henceforth.