Keep Your Attention On What God Has Told You To Do

Keep Your Attention On What God Has Told You To Do


“…Jesus told him, “Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God.””

It usually takes James thirty minutes to mow the lawn in the front yard but, today, he’d spent more than an hour. The reason wasn’t farfetched: he repeatedly left the task to run and play around the yard with Skippy, his golden retriever. Though it was fun, playing with the dog had become a distraction such that it took James longer than necessary to mow the lawn.

The work God has planned for you to do is very important, and He doesn’t want anything to distract you from finishing it. A distraction is an obstacle to attention; it is that lingering concern that takes you away from the things that really matter to God. For instance, think about a lady who’s seeking desperately to get a new phone: she could be so distracted by her “need” to the point that it’s all she thinks, prays and talks about! Now, instead of praying progressively about her life and the lives of others, all she prays is “Oh God, I really need a new phone.” That’s a distraction.

The Bible says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart” (Psalm 37:4 AMPC). If you refuse to worry, but rather delight yourself in serving the Lord, everything will fall into place for you; He’ll grant your heart’s desires. Refuse to be distracted by the cares of this life. 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— about the Gospel. All excuses will be irrelevant. Keep your focus on the goal from now, so that at the end of time, you’ll be able to boldly declare like the Apostle Paul: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).

Proverbs 4:25-27, Mark 4:19

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 fulfil my destiny in God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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