When Distractions Meet Discipline

As long as we live, we will have to deal with distractions. We’ll allow ourselves to be distracted or we’ll take charge of our lives and control distractions. Letting distractions determine the use of our time and thoughts will lead to anxiety, chaos, and exhaustion. The alternative is to have a plan for dealing with distractions. There are several questions that we need to ask ourselves to determine if a distraction should be given our time and energy. Is it as important as what I am doing right now? If so, can it wait until a more convenient time? If it is not important, could someone else handle it? Even if it is important, can someone else deal with it? If it must be dealt with, is there anyone who could help me get it done more quickly? Do I emotionally want to get involved with the distraction or can I refuse it, if it is an unnecessary waste of my time? Would it conflict with Scriptural standards? Would it hinder or help my Spiritual life? These are a few ways to help determine if you should refuse a distraction. If we are growing Spiritually, our adversary will use worthless distractions to obstruct our progress. Determine if emergencies are genuine or distractions in disguise. We would do well to pray the prayer of Moses in Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Wise use of time is a stewardship entrusted to us by God. Let’s be trustworthy! Selah! If minutes were dollars, would we be content for them to be scattered carelessly around?   Ron

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