1 John 5:21 NLT Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.
Distractions. We all battle them in every area of our life, some with a devastating impact. Distractions in your spiritual life are there with a specific purpose; to separate you from God by diverting your focus. Sin is a distraction. That should be common knowledge, yet it is often never suspect in that respect. We tend to look at sin and rate each one according to our own opinions of their impact, yet all sins have one very dominant purpose….. to distract us from God. Some sins distract us until something bigger comes along to distract us further, others lead us into a path of long-term distractions with little hope of ever regaining our focus without help from above. This is especially true when we stop recognizing our sin as sin and begin to justify our actions. This is something we all battle, it begins at such an early age and continues until we breathe our last breath. How do we resist? Only by keeping our focus on Jesus Christ, always!
In these crazy times we find ourselves living in today, it is ever so important to avoid the distractions that separate us from Gods Purpose and lead us into temptation and deception. Stay focused on God and resist the enemy of your life.
(James 1:14-15 NIV) ” but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. (15) Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.”