If there is one thing many if not all of us are experts in is distraction. In this devotional series we’ll take a deep dive into the topic of “distraction”. To start we’ll focus on 3 Myths About Distractions.
The subject of distraction is based on Luke 10:38-40. Focusing on the story of Mary and Martha we’ll explore ways to overcome “distractions” to help us grow in cultivating a stronger and closer relationship with God.
But first let’s look at:
3 Myths About Distractions
#1 – All Distractions Are Bad
On the contrary, not all distractions are necessarily bad. Considering our focus passage in Luke 10:38-40:
Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
True, Martha was distracted, but it was because she was focusing on serving the Lord Jesus, whom she just welcomed into her home. Sometimes it’s not that what we’re doing is a bad thing, but that it maybe something diverting our attention away from what God would have us do at that moment.
In other words right thing, wrong time.
#2 – People who are distracted don’t have their priorities straight
This too is not always the case. distracted people (like myself) tend to have too many priorities. Again it’s not so much that the distraction is bad or not important, but it may interfere with something more pressing.
#3 – Distractions are Hard to Overcome
This is definitely a hard one, but it’s not impossible to overcome distractions.
The Lord knows what you and I are made of. He realizes our weaknesses and tendencies, which Paul reminds us of in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that the Lord’s strength is made Perfect in our weakness. By His grace which is more than sufficient we can overcome any distraction!