Distractions. We are all affected by them. Some distractions are good, some are bad. Since I work at home, the distractions are numerous. Having to call a non-English speaking country because the Internet went out…again…during a big book promotion: Bad. Not getting anything done all day because of babysitting a smiling, giggling little girl: Good. Having to call for quotes because our insurance company unexpectedly dropped us: Bad. The timer on the over beeping because the brownies are done and are begging to be eaten warm: Really Good.
The problem comes when we allow all those distractions to keep us from accomplishing what we need to accomplish.
|A couple of my distractions.|
Sometimes I need a distraction so I can just think. Quilting is one of those distractions for me. Writing is my "working" time; quilting is my "thinking" time. Mindless sewing/crafting also allows me time to pray.
Do distractions keep you from reading your Bible and praying every day? Do distractions keep you from reaching out to people in need? Do distractions keep you from fulfilling the purpose God has for your life? Maybe it's time to take a look at what goes on during your day, what takes up your time.
I find that if I make a list I can keep focused on what I truly need to be accomplish. Keeping focused on my list certainly does not prevent all the distractions that come up during the day, but it does help me to get back on track afterward.
Do distractions come up during your day? I'd love to hear how you handle them.