I don’t know about you but I get distracted easily. (ADHD doesn’t really help either.) I struggle with praying because my mind is going a million miles a second and I can’t seem to focus long enough to reign the thoughts in.
“Our attention often runs to what’s important to us. So distraction can reveal what we love.”Jon Bloom
Oh Satan loves that, doesn’t he? He figures if he can get us distracted just enough then we’ll stop doing the thing he hates. Seeing us clinging to the Lord and worshipping Him.
We’re becoming conditioned to distraction, and it’s harming our ability to listen and think carefully, to be still, to pray, and to meditate. Which means it is a spiritual danger, an evil from which we need God’s deliveranceJon Bloom
(I’m currently struggling with distraction as I write this. Send help! 🙂
But in all seriousness, distraction is definitely a tool of Satan’s. If he sees any kind of open window you can best be sure he’s going to sneak on in.
We can’t let him. We can’t let him have the upper hand. As soon as he realizes we’re starting to get distracted he adds fuel to the flame by sending us any and everything to keep us distracted.
A text message. A television show. Facebook. Instagram. You name it and Satan will use it.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
I’ve posted a couple times about my struggle with my weight. I get so depressed standing on the scale, knowing that because of my seemingly inability to watch what I eat, that the number on that scale is going to increase.
I know I haven’t posted in about a month and I’m sorry about that. I went back to work after being out 2 months for my foot. Then I came down with what I thought was COVID but the test was negative!! Turns out it was just a really bad cold. But boy did it feel worse than a cold!
Back to my weight struggles. I have signed up for the free trial of Noom and am determined to stick with it. I’m hoping that this approach will be a lot different than other approaches I’ve tried.
Like my mom says, “You didn’t put it on overnight and you won’t take it off overnight.”
I have become pretty depressed about the amount of weight I’ve gained. It is now time for me to do my best to lose it.
Sure, I could blame my weight gain on the 4 meds that cause weight gain. Sure, I could do that. And to be honest, up until recently I have been. But it’s me. It’s me. *I* am eating the wrong foods. *I* am choosing junk over healthier snacks. *I* am at fault here. It’s on me.
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
My mindset is about to totally change. With the Lord’s help and with your prayers I know I can shed this weight. We’ll see how Noom helps with this. But more importantly let’s see how God works in this weight loss journey.
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”1 Corinthians 10:31