Distractions from God. What can we do?

by - Sunday, August 20, 2017

So, if you ever came to my house during PG, you would remember this wrapper. For the record, I still use it. Hihihihihihihihiihihihihihihih...

Christians are at war. We fight everyday to keep our faith. Everywhere we turn to, we find opportunities to doubt the word of God. We find reasons to doubt even God's existence. We are almost outnumbered. Many of us thirst for God, we yearn for a deeper relationship with God. We don't want to be on and off everytime. We want to be steady and steadfast but it's such a struggle.

One time you read the news and there you see that an helpless person was murdered. You are angry and sad and asking questions, God why? Where were you? We momentarily lose faith and fight to be renewed again.

Tips to maintaining a constant quiet time

If we don't listen to news, we may have become social media addicts. There is so much of noise in this space I tell you. The noise in here is deafening. It can make you lose sight of God! So many distractions (1 Corinthians 7: 35 ; Mark 4: 19) and calls to leave the tenets of Christianity. Many of these calls are subtly wrapped in earthly wisdom. We struggle to stay above the noise. Quiet time has become a struggle for some of us, we have completely lost it.

Many of us are on a path to restoration every time. I love God, he puts things in our way and lives to bring us back to him when we stray. It is an awesome privilege to have a constantly loving father.

One of the ways to keep above these distractions and noise is to be constantly diligent (Pro 13:4). You need to purpose in your heart to give your whole being to God. Then, you gotta ask God to strengthen your faith in this era we are in. You have to ask God to help you discern what is worth digesting and worth discarding (1 John 4: 1). Thirdly, frequently occupy your mind with the word of God (Joshua 1: 8). Anyhow, anywhere you can chew the word of God. Through music, messages, your bible. (Eph 5:19). The word of God is powerful to nullify the day's evil.

What have you been experiencing as regards distractions in the place of devotion to God?


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  1. Esther, you put it so succinctly. It takes a lot of diligence to remain steadfast in the faith in this era. Thank God for His constant love and mercy. He keeps drawing our hearts to Him whenever we are distant from Him.

    My main distraction in the place of devotion is my phone (obviously the social media). 😁😁😁.

    But I keep trying these days. I keep trying......

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    1. Oh dear, social media and its troubles.

      Diligence will help a lot. We usually think that being born again is all we need to be devoted in the place of prayer and reading the word. Well, that's not the case in our Christian walk. We need to be determined.

      I pray that the Lord will give us the strength to keep on forging ahead despite the challenges of everyday living.

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  2. Exactly what i needed to hear today. Thank you

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