Category Archives: Distractions

Treasured

Matt.18:12-13 (VOICE) “…Should the shepherd leave the flock on the hills unguarded to search for the lost sheep? God’s shepherd goes to look for that one lost sheep and when he finds her, he is happier about her return than he is about the 99 who stayed put.”

You need a shepherd and you need a flock. Isa.53:6We’re ALL like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him.”(MSG, emphasis added). Read the rest of this entry

Disarm Distraction

Isa.8:13 “Make the Lord of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the one you should fear. He is the one who should make you tremble.”

The King James Version reads “Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” Do not be afraid of anything or anyone else? Read the rest of this entry

Identify and Eradicate

Isa.54:14 (KJV) “In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.”

Fear based distractions are not to be ignored. You have to deal with the fear. So today will be going to the source of many fears and I pray that God will eradicate fear from your life. Read the rest of this entry

Fear Not!

Isa.41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Yesterday, we dealt with the ‘Harmless’ Distractions and the Deep-Seated Sorrow Distractions. It is not a question of whether something is wrong or right. Read the rest of this entry

Spot Cleaning

Rom.5:5 “And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us…” [with emphasis]

It is so important for us to completely eradicate distractions because of what is at stake in our lives. The first type of distraction we must deal with is the “Harmless” Distraction. Read the rest of this entry

Single

Luke 9:51 “When it came close to the time for his Ascension, he gathered up his courage and steeled himself for the journey to Jerusalem.” [MSG, with emphasis]

Jesus was susceptible to distractions. A lot of people do not want to think of Jesus this way, but the truth is, He actually was. Read the rest of this entry

Focus!

Luke 9:51 “As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” [with emphasis]

Over the next couple of day, by the Spirit of God, we will be dealing with distractions to fighting. Beginning today, Read the rest of this entry

Economy Mode

Eccl. 8:6 (GN)”There is a right time and a right way to do everything but we know so little.” [with emphasis]

 

People and things will waste your time; sometimes this is inevitable and outside of your control. However, whether your energy will be conserved or wasted is always within your control. Let me illustrate with an experience I had some years ago. Read the rest of this entry

Pay Attention!

Josh. 23:10 “Each one of you will put to flight a thousand of the enemy, for the Lord your God fights for you, just as he has promised. 11 So be very careful to love the Lord your God.”

 

As you arise and become all that God has created you to be, take note that the enemy will deploy three major strategies to combat you. And the strategies are deception, accusation and affliction. So be alert! Read the rest of this entry

Honorable

Jer.17:5 The Lord says, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, who trusts in the flesh for his strength, and whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 For he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when good comes. He will live in dry wastes in the desert….”

 

Yesterday, we pointed out that at first read, it is easy to think that God is harsh for cursing those people who are already experiencing a tough time. But it is important to know that God is not cursing them. God is saying they are cursed. Read the rest of this entry