Although distractions are constantly pulling for our attention, time, emotions, and focus, focus is a gift that we have been given and can be accessed at any time.
In this devotional, we will discuss the impact of distractions on fulfilling our assignments and take a look at how Nehemiah handled the people and situations that were trying to hinder the work he was called to complete.
Distractions are constantly pulling for our attention, time, emotions, and focus. I have certainly not perfected the art of not being distracted, but I am learning to become more aware of ways I get distracted so that I can begin to overcome distractions much more quickly—things such as sudden unexpected news, social media, an unclean house, last-minute changes, and more. These things tend to move me from a place of peace to overwhelmed, and when that happens, I lose focus.
It is then that I have to be reminded that God is in control, so I don’t have to be. I can focus on what He is requiring of me right in that moment rather than the distraction. Sometimes I am able to refocus myself, and other times I need help from people who truly love me and will walk with me through the process of refocusing. That doesn’t mean I am not strong. It means I know how to lean into heaven’s resources and relationships when needed.