Friday, March 24, 2017

"The Enemy Of Distraction"

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."  Galatians 6:9

I have come to the opinion that distraction is one of the biggest weapons the enemy uses against us.  Think about it, how many times have you gone to prayer and your mind starts wondering with all sorts of thought?  Thoughts of what you are going to do today.  What you are going to eat for dinner.  An event that is coming up.  Thoughts about a regret from yesterday.  Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts going on in your mind and keeping you from getting into the heart of your prayer.

We have all experienced this-- and not just in our prayer time with the Lord but in almost every area of our lives.  I have a question for you.  When you are being distracted, especially in prayer, what do you do?  Do you give up and get up?  Do you throw up your hands and forget it?  Or do you keep trying to get a prayer out? 

When distractions come, see them for what they are-- strategic weapons of the enemy.  So what do you do when the enemy has a weapon that he is fighting you with?  You fight back.  How do we fight the weapon of distraction?  With perseverance.  You don't give up.  You don't quit.  You stay in the battle and fight.  You continue capturing every thought.  You think about the Word of God.  You pray out loud.  You stay there, pressing on, until you breakthrough and your prayer is unhindered by the distracting thoughts.  This is where the problem lies, most aren't willing to keep pressing and fighting until the distraction is gone.  They give up because they are not determined.  They fall short. 

You have to set your mind to be determined that you will not leave your place of prayer until you have prayed.  Stand your ground-- persevere.  You will prevail if you do.  

Have a great day.  Don't let the enemy of distraction prevail.  Persevere and win. 

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