In this day and age, it’s easy to get distracted even as a believer. So much is going on around us and if we are not careful, we end up focusing on trivial things that have no part in Gods kingdom. The last few months leading up to the elections the Lord led me to turn off the TV and internet and focus on Him. I loved that He wanted my time all to Himself. That time was special. I heard Him speak so clearly, had dreams and visions almost daily. I received clarity on many issues. There were many sacred moments and I wanted them all. I wanted my eyes to be on the one who loves me best: Jesus Christ.
There’s nothing wrong with watching TV but letting it consume you is a problem. I’m not big on watching TV but I have gone overboard with movies. We idolize things that don’t add value to us as sons and daughters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We miss out on fellowship with Jesus because we are too busy with our jobs and families. Distractions are a part of life but our reaction to them is our choice, how we handle distractions determines what we truly are focused on. I remember years ago when everything around me had my attention and I’d sneak in a hurried prayer telling myself God understood where I was at better than anyone yet failing to see that because He understood where I was at, I should have been at His feet communing with Him. He was able to give me direction on issues that frustrated me but my dependence was on self and not on Jesus kept me busy with life. It’s amazing I ever thought I could ‘handle it’ on my own. I thought if only I can get this done, then I could be with Him and all along He wanted me to give all my cares to Him (Psalms 55:22 – Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved). I was burning for my life more than I was for Jesus. I made life my first love and Jesus took a back seat, unfortunately many are in the same boat now but the good news is you can get off the ‘busy boat’ now and burn for Jesus again.
I love seeing the hand of Jesus reaching to me whenever a distraction comes my way. The fact that He desires to be with me fires up the love in my heart for Him more and more. How can it be He desires to be with me? He loved me first before I even knew Him so it’s only right for Him to want to be with me, with all of His children. I’ve learnt that no matter what is going on in my life, my flame for Jesus remains burning brighter because my focus is no longer on the earthly things but the Son. I can’t get enough of Him!
You may ask, what do I need to do? It’s simple actually; all you have to do is make time to be with Him. Let the events of your day fall at His feet and let Him love on you. Yes, life happens, things come up but nothing should touch that time with Him. I’m a single mother and things can get hectic at times but I cleave to Him even more when ‘hectic comes to town’. After I put my daughter to bed, I pray then sit and wait to have my alone time with Him and many times it’s hard for me to go to bed because all I want is to be with Him. I love Him. I love spending time with Him and I don’t care what we talk about. One thing I know is He is jealous of my and your time with Him and I have become jealous of my time with Him. I don’t worry about how many hours I’ll sleep, He is the God of rest, He can give me rest and He does. I don’t wake up tired after 2 or 3 hours of sleep because I had been with Him.
I just want to encourage you today if you haven’t been spending time with Him to go and be with Him. If you have let life get the best of you, make some time, wake up early or go to bed a little late so are can spend time with you. You don’t have to pull an all-nighter, we’re all different but I encourage you to make time to fellowship with your heavenly Father. You are His bride, spend time with Him. He loves it; He always looks forward to His children approaching Him not just for blessings but fellowship. The bible says when we draw near to God; He will draw near to us. (James 4:8)
blessings ~ Eunice.