The Things That Distract Us

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Jesus didn’t hesitate. He reached down and grabbed his hand. Then he said, “Faint-heart, what got into you?” Matthew 14:31 MSG

We all know the story of Peter walking toward Jesus on the water, right? What happened when he took his eyes off Jesus? He began to sink and then what did Jesus do? He reached out and grabbed his hand.

Six years ago during worship, a strange thing happened to me. I had my hands lifted, lost in worship when suddenly I felt a hand grab my hand and pull me out into the isle. It startled me a little because when I opened my eyes, no one was on that side of me but it was so real.

The next morning while searching the Word for some clue of what happened, I ran across this verse and heard the Lord say this, “See why it’s so important not to be distracted by things around you? I have said to you many times to keep your eyes on me but it’s easier to say it then to do it. Don’t be distracted, even by ministry or the needs of others. When you’re focused on me, you’ll never sink, you’ll never be weakened, you’ll always be ready because you will be drinking from the Living Water which gives life. Walk in a way where people draw from Me that is in you, not from you alone.”

So I would encourage you, my dear and precious friend. It may not seem possible, but trust me, God can work so much better through us when we stop giving our attention away to things that tomorrow, will not even be in our view.

So I leave you with this; “Don’t ever worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ Everyone is concerned about these things, and your heavenly Father certainly knows you need all of them. But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you. “So don’t ever worry about tomorrow. After all, tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:31-34 MSG

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

One thought on “The Things That Distract Us

  1. Homer Les says:

    Excellent post. May we all keep our eyes on Jesus always. He never leaves us so there is no good reason to take our eyes off Him.

    Blessings,
    Homer Les
    http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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