DEALING WITH DISTRACTIONS

October 14, 2014

Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications. The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I AM helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him. The Lord is their [unyielding] Strength, and He is the Stronghold of salvation to [me] His anointed PSALMS 28:6-8

 

LIFE CAN DISTRACT

Mordacai rent his clothes, placed sackcloth upon his body and went into the midst of the city.   He cried with a loud and bitter cry when he heard the plot to destroy the Jews.  When he reached the King’s palace Esther sent her maids to clothe him but he refused.  She wondered why he was so upset.  Mordacai had come to remind Esther why she was in the palace.  At first she rejected her responsibility to the situation. In her mind her life was not flowing in that direction.  Mordacai saw that Esther’s priorities needed to be reset away from self and turned towards God.  He challenged Esther to reconnect to the purpose of God for her life. 

 

IT'S EASY

It is easy to lose focus.  As women our schedules, plans, programs and agendas can easily take priority in our life.  We forget to pray, we stop going to bible study, we no longer acknowledge him, we don’t read or meditate on the word of God.  We allow ourselves to become desensitized to the impact of God’s grace and mercy within our lives.  Like Esther we can forget that our life is the tool God uses to impact the world; therefore, God sends people into our busy life to remind us of purpose. 

 

GET REALIGNED

We must realign our lives.  The hedge that was created with prayer and study will thin out if we allow life to continue to press against it.   We must take the time to replenish it and listen to those who are sounding the alarm as they speak the heart of God for our lives.  Don’t allow yourselves to be drawn away from what has sustained you. 

 

Roman 8:35, 37-39 says, “Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love?   Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? Vs. 37-39 Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.  For I am persuaded beyond doubt, that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor dept, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  

 POWER POINTS

1.  Write the things you need to focus on.

2.  Remember to honor God with the choices you need to make regarding the circumstances in your life.

2.  Pray and ask God for wisdom on how to move forward.

3.  Connect with people who can mentor you and give you wisdom and balance.  It might not always be what you want to hear, but it will take you to your next season.

 

REMEMBER 

We must remember him in all our ways.  Acknowledging him opens us to answers for what seems insurmountable.  Allow him to bring the balance you need for your life through his word.

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