Do you ever think about what distracts you? Do you think about the wasted minutes in your day that could be used to get closer to God? Here is a list of my distractions.
-Too much social media scrolling and internet surfing.
-Negative thoughts that lead me down dark paths about my life. (for example: my health, marriage and children, and even what someone has said or implied about me.)
-Thinking I have it all covered, so time with Jesus isn’t as needed. Ahem.
-Knowing I have no control, so why bother with this if stuff is just going to happen anyways?
-TV shows that aren’t gratifying.
-Friendships with people who only bring me down or who think God is not real.
-Thinking I don’t have time, but then frittering time away.
-Assuming I will fit it in later in the day and then I forget.
-Other people don’t read the Bible and THEY seem fine.
-Yelling at my girls and then allowing guilt to creep between God and me.
-I am not in a bad place now, so why?
-God and I are good so I can go a day or so with no time with Him.
-God will forgive me if I skip today.
While none of these are horrible, none are good either. They are all lies meant to deceive me into distancing myself from God. I really don’t have any excuses to not spend time with and praise my God. What distracts you?
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