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.