It is so easy to get distracted. I think it was the movie “Up” which brought the expression, “Squirrel!” into our daily lives. As everyday people it doesn’t take much to get us to look and forget what we are going.
Sometimes the distractions are major. You don’t want to hear words like cancer, fired or divorce. They can ruin your day. The real ruin for us though is when we allow them to distract us from what we should be doing. As Christians we talk about walking by faith. That is what this verse is advocating. Faith means keeping our eye on the ball and not listening to the catcher chant, “Hey, batter, batter....” Faith means watching the steps when coming down from the second floor instead of watching for bugs on the ceiling. It means moving straight ahead in a world that is trying to sidetrack us.
So? What are you supposed to be doing today. A verse that comes to mind is,
(Micah 6:8 KJV) He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?That should be enough to concentrate on.
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