All of us must live through those days when the traffic jams, the computer crashes, and just nothing is going right. But, when we find ourselves distracted by the minor frustrations of life, we must catch ourselves, take a deep breath, and lift our thoughts upward.
Although we may, at times, struggle mightily to rise above the distractions of the everyday living, we need never struggle alone. God is here, eternal and faithful, with infinite patience and love and, if we reach out to Him, He will restore our sense of perspective and give peace to our souls.
Among the enemies to devotion, none is so harmful as distractions. Whatever excites the curiosity, scatters the thoughts, disquiets the heart, absorbs the interest, or shifts our life focus from the kingdom of God within us to the world around us, that is a distraction; and the world is full of them.
Dear Lord, give me the wisdom to focus not on the distraction of the moment, but on the priorities that matter. Today and everyday, Father, guide my thoughts and guard my heart.
In Jesus name I pray
Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed, that exhilarating finish in and with God, he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.