Distractions are the little things in life but have the potential to consume our everyday lives….
There are hundreds of things that can take our attention away so easily these days. Technology, entertainment, materialism, investments, hobbies and others can if we are not careful, become an all consuming idol we bow down too.
They can rob us of our time, finances, and relationships, take joy and peace and in their place put fear, worry, anxiety and selfishness.
Distractions can be defined as “a thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else” or “extreme agitation of the mind”.
Matthew 6:24 – No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other…
Mark 4:7;19 – Other seed fell among thorns which grew up and chocked the plants, so that they did not bear grain…..but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
Moderation is important to keeping a hobby or passion in its place. Just be careful that you have control of it, and it doesn’t have control over you.