DEFEATING DISTRACTION (1)
Welcome to the year 2020! We are grateful to God for the year 2019. I want to assure you that this is the year God has ordained for you to break every limitations that has been hindering your successes in Jesus name! Nevertheless, I have an interesting topic that will serve as a manual for you to start this wonderful year. I am convinced that by the end of this teaching, you will acquire the vital keys for breaking limitations. I will be teaching on an interesting subject titled DEFEATING DISTRACTION, stay glued till the end, I know God will drop something for you, in Jesus name!
What is Distraction?
Distraction is something that puts your attention and concentration off something important. It can also be an extreme agitation of the mind.
Distraction can be one of the little foxes that spoils the vine (Songs of Solomon 2:15). It is caused by lack of ability to pay attention, lack of interest in the object of attention, or the great intensity, uniqueness or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention. Distractions come from both external and internal sources which can be categorised as:
- Visual Distractions
- Manual Distractions
- Cognitive Distractions
This implies that what you see, what you touch/do and what you think can cause you to be distracted. Your mind can be distracted through many things which catches the eye and occupies the mind. The heart of man can be easily distracted if it is not projected towards a certain direction; hence you have to put your thoughts on track with the Word of God coupled with your vision and purpose given to you by God. Your ability to discover your purpose is one of the vital keys to defeating distraction. For you to make the most of your walk with God and reach the height of success you have ever imagined, you have to get rid of distractions of any kind. Distraction can rob you of your glorious destiny in Christ. I declare that this glorious year, you will remain focused and any seed of distraction will be rooted out, in Jesus name!
BIBLICAL CHARACTERS WHO YIELDED TO DISTRACTION
Samson was ordained and identified by God to be an armour of war to deliver the children of Israel throughout his lifetime. He was anointed with unusual strength that no one has ever exhibited such strength here on earth like he did. He discovered his purpose, which is the first step to achieving success but he was distracted by a woman and he lost his glory (Judges 13-16). Distraction came to him in form of ‘love’, however, that is the means the devil devised to pull him out of the plan and purpose of God for his life. The destiny of Samson was brought to a halt because he gave in to distraction.
See what the Bible says,
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life (Proverbs 6:26).
As a single, have you taken time to evaluate the person who you are ‘in love’ possibly whom you intend spending the rest of your life with? I want you to understand that the person you marry determines how far you will go in life. Moreover, the devil can bring someone your way whom he intends to use to drive you off the purpose and plan of God for your life and before you know it a whooping part of your life will be destroyed, I know this will never be you, in Jesus name! Therefore, prayerfully choose and seek the face of God concerning whomever you wish to marry, the Holy Spirit will reveal if he or she is a distraction from what God has called you to become. However, not only in marriage, even in your association(s) there are many so called friends whom the devil has planted intentionally to distract you from the will of God for you. Be guided and alert at all times and guide your destiny jealously because the Bible says in 1 Peter 5:8,
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
This clearly states that the devil is always walking about looking for whom to distract with mundane things of this life which is not profitable for the race set before you this year. Hold on to the Word of God, it will direct your path, in Jesus name!
David was a king and his responsibility was to be at war with his men, instead he stayed back in Jerusalem. This created an opportunity for him to be distracted, he saw a woman bathing and he engaged in adultery with Bathsheba and to cover his sin, he murdered Uriah her husband. The Bible says, Idle hands are the devils workshop (Proverbs 16:27a TLB). The little moment he gave in to distraction costs him the peace of his family. With the increase in technology and the advent of social media, many unwholesome images and videos (pornographically featured) are going viral each day which has overtime caused huge distraction for the single youths. Many have cut their destiny short through these devilish images and videos. Many young male folks have given in to sexual immoralities and their destinies are placed on hold, some has attempted rape or even caught in the act which has caused them to be penalised or even jailed. For the ladies, several many has lost their dignity and glory, through abortions and eventually lose their lives in the process, many dropped out of school and career because they can no longer contend with the difficulties they are facing. I know this will never be you, in Jesus name! Make a decision this blissful New Year to stay clear from any unwholesome article, video or images (pornographically featured) and see how far God will take you.
Peradventure you have been a victim of any kind of distraction, from friendship, the company you keep, or perhaps your consistent indulgence in pornography and other things that can pull your interest off God’s original plan and purpose for your life, I want to assure you that it is never late to start again with Jesus. Thank God this is the beginning of the year and it is the opportunity to get the rest of the year secured. However, I want to introduce the best friend who can help you pull through the damages of distraction; His name is Jesus, He is forever eager to help at all times if only you invite Him to become the Lord of your life. If you are willing to have help, you can say this prayer of faith:
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin, pride, arrogance and self-pity and all the lies of satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom, in Jesus name! Amen.
Congratulations! Now Jesus is your identity. The old you– full of pride and doubts, sins and stupidity – is dead and buried. The new you is alive in Jesus, when distractions come, you have a choice to fight them with the truth in Jesus.
With Jesus in your life now, you are guaranteed that your life is free from all distractions in Jesus name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
More so, to be fully acquainted with what it takes to be humble without destroying your self-worth, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Single With A Difference, Make your Life Count, The Dignity of the Believer and Growing in Grace.
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