365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, today let us talk about distractions. Distractions are those things (obstacles, frustration, debt, gossip, unhealthy social media, arguments, lies, underhanded deals) or people who are designed to come into our lives to keep us from achieving purpose by knocking us off track and detouring us from staying on the path of focus. The path that is truly important. Many may say distractions come to cause us to lose focus to the point where we can no longer concentrate on our God-given steps to destiny. When this happens, we immediately begin to develop and operate in a negative mindset—not good! Yes, distractions are the work of the enemy, and we cannot allow the enemy to win, but we must consider the flip side of distractions. We must channel all the wasted energy we put into talking about distractions and trying to figure out why they have come into turning our negative mindset into a positive mindset and make them work for us.
WR2W, God has given us the authority to make it work for us and the best part about it is that He (God, Himself) is causing all these distractions to work together for our good. Why? Because we love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Again, I must reiterate, we must change our mindset, the way we view things and what we speak. Positive affirmations bring positive results, and it is time for us to see these distractions as blessings in disguise or better yet, blessings in the makings, and speak that they are indeed working for our good. Perhaps they (distractions) have come for such a time as this to motivate us to transform our mind into being Kingdom thinkers, so our hands can be Kingdom builders. It is time for us to make Kingdom moves. What are Kingdom moves you should ask, they are boss moves made by Kingdom women.
My number one distraction is the burden of student loan debt, and how it keeps me from being able to sow more into the Kingdom, the lives of others, and myself. But honestly, this is not true. This is only an excuse, and I must change my mindset. This is the way the enemy wants me to think. This is his tactic to distract me from what is truly important, being a Kingdom sower, and living my best life. He wants to stifle me by stifling my thought process to keep me in a poverty mentality, but the devil is a liar and God is in full control. My distraction is the burden of student loan debt, but your distraction maybe your problems with your husband, companion, children, friends, and/or jealous people who always have an opinion about your life. For example, if they do not see you on social media for a while, you must be going through something, or if you are on social media quite a bit, you are showing off. If these people have this much of time to invest into worrying about what you have going on in your life, they have way too much time, which indicates they are not doing enough worthwhile. WR2W, we must be careful with whom we associate, and let speak into our lives—-VERY IMPORTANT!!! But truth be told, sometimes we allow distractions, especially these type, to take shape in our lives because we like drama, and the attention it brings, but the only attention we should be seeking is the attention of our Lord.
My sisters, when we learn how to look at our distractions, and recognize them for what they are, we can learn to say thank you Lord and receive our camouflage blessings (distractions) that have come to make us stronger and give us more fire to achieve. It is time out for us condoning foolishness and allowing distractions to overpower us. It is time for us to conquer our goals, walk in purpose, and achieve destiny from distractions. What are some distractions you are currently facing? Together, we can make them work for your good because together, we are powerful beyond measure, let us change our mindset and go get our blessings! I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let us pray……
Father God, in the name of Jesus, we thank you for the distractions that you have allowed to come in our lives to make us stronger and fuel us to keep pressing toward destiny. We ask now God, in the name of Jesus, to shape and mold us into the WOG you have designed us to be. Allow us to take the tools that you have given us to defeat the spirit of distraction and excel in our God-given gifts and talents for Your glory. Continue to birth purpose in our life and give us Your divine wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to walk purpose out as you continue to order our steps in You, Christ Jesus. We trust you and surrender our all to you. Father, open doors that will allow us to go get our blessings. We seal this prayer with the blood of Jesus, Amen!
Blessed by Distraction