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Are You Distracted?

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  Colossians 3:2 KJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. Somehow, I don’t seem to be getting to my destination.

I know where I want to go, but often find myself effortlessly moving in a different direction. It happens so fast and so often it’s hardly noticeable. I usually take time to notice certain things beside the road. Before long, I am moving towards the object—and I’m not the only one.

I wondered why I move towards my desires when my original destination was towards God’s will. The answer was found in Colossians 3:2. My affections were in the driver’s seat and on earthly things. I had grown to love these things more than God and His will. Paul said the same thing in another place, “Don’t get confused, you don’t belong here on earth, don’t get too attached to it.”

My desires and needs determine what my focus in life becomes. If that shifts from Christ and His will, I will let go of God’s principles to lay hold of whatever I want and by whatever means necessary.

To glorify God, I must have a change in my affections, which will result in a shift in my attention. This is only possible by renewing my mind through constant meditation on God’s Word. Through this, I get to know His desires. It also requires intimate fellowship with Him, wherein He stirs up His desires in my heart.

When my greatest affection is for Christ, He will be my focus. Rather than letting people, objects, wealth, and other things distract me, I can let them guide me.

Don’t let anything or anyone steal your focus from God. 

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Emmanuella Ellis

Emmanuella Ellis has the desire to reach out to others using the understanding gained through the Scriptures as a tool. She has a passion for writing and pours her creativity in poems, short stories, and drama scripts. She enjoys spending time with and writing stories for children. Emmanuella is currently enrolled in a graduate program at McGill University and learning a great deal about how to spend time with God amid all the stress of academic work. She loves to spend time indoors, reading books or journals and listening to music. Emmanuella is a lover of Christ. She yearns to live each day for Him and urges others along that same path.