Good afternoon beautiful people!
TFTD: Don’t stay distracted
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Distractions are defined as mental distress or derangement, which divides your attention, or prevents your concentration. Distractions can come in all shapes and sizes. It can be a person, place or thing. Your attitude concerning life can be a distraction. Social media, friends, family, economic status, and even the church can become a distraction.
Any thing or any person that causes your attention to become shifted from pursuing your goals and dreams can be deemed a distraction. I am guilty of becoming distracted at times and unable to concentrate on the task before me. Sometimes valuable time is lost and cannot be replaced. In instances like these, I want to warn you against allowing your feelings of failure or complacency to cause you to become even more distracted. Sometimes we can spend so much time complaining about something that went wrong that we end up losing more time.
The devil does not want you to accomplish your goals and dreams.
I repeat, the devil does not want you to accomplish your goals and your dreams.
It is his mission to deter you from the plans that God has for your life. The scripture tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 that God has a plan for your life. He wants you to have a prosperous life and you can’t get there if you allow distractions to consume you. Did you now that the enemy also knows that God has a plan for your life and he will not rest until he puts a monkey wrench in those plans? It’s important to combat the things and people who try to cause you mental distress. Don’t allow distractions to take you off of your focus.
Assignment: Take a moment to review the vision God has placed before you. Write all of the “plans” that God has given you down. Once you have done that, jot down what you are doing to work towards reaching those goals and dreams? Are you still working on those things? By chance, did you stop working towards reaching those goals and dreams? If you have stopped can you pinpoint what the distraction is or has been?
We will all get distracted from time-to-time, but I urge you not to stay distracted long! The vision God has given you has been on hold long enough, it’s time to dust your ideas off and get to work.
I pray that you decide to take your goals and dreams back and get busy moving forward. Pray for me as I journey on to greater!
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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