In 2022, I have been struggling terribly with distraction. It has been a constant fight for me to stay focused on tasks and for tasks to keep my interests. Whether it is working at my full-time job or working on my personal goals, I am getting distracted. It is a bit frustrating. I find myself wasting a lot of time doing absolutely nothing because I am all over the place. Despite my frustration, I know that God has a plan for me. The enemy uses distraction to steer you away from what God has destined you to do. Granted, I am still trying to figure out what that is, but I understand the tactics of the enemy.
So, I say to you as I say to myself. Be careful of your distractions. On one hand, count them as a blessing because it means you are on the right path, but on the other end, this is the time that you must stay focused on whatever it is you are assigned to and lean into Him more so that you get clarity on how you should be moving.
I have been blessed this year to experience one of my dreams come true. With this blessing, has come a scattered brain and a sense of busyness that makes me feel like I cannot rest. I am constantly feeling like something needs to get done, not allowing me to feel at ease. Just this morning, I stumbled across a snippet of a sermon by Mike Todd that said God gives us the gift of rest. I realized that I had been feeling distracted because I haven’t been allowing myself to rest. Rest is a beautiful thing. It gives you a clear head.
Make sure that you allow yourself to rest so that you can function at your fullest capacity. This will allow you to not only be more alert and aware of distractions but will help combat them. It will give you the ability to make sound and better decisions making you more productive. How do you combat distractions, you may ask?
- Be intentional
- Put away devices so they are not within reach
- Keep a TO DO list and mark off as you complete items
- Set up a space just for you to work
- Have an accountability partner
- Stay connected with your Creator
This is what I have been practicing, and I am seeing it helps tremendously when I take my tasks seriously. Hopefully, it can help you too!! Remember, the enemy doesn’t want you to succeed, so don’t be surprised when things “pop up” to distract you. Just be ready!!! Be blessed!