πŸ’  DISTRACTIONS πŸ’ 

Distractions - Music

Have you ever wanted to get something done and while you are getting set to do it; putting everything in place, you were called upon to assist with something and you left it all to attend to it. And by the time you are done assisting, you want to get back to your initial task but you are tired out already and hence have to reschedule it for another time. And there goes your plan sitting on a β€œwaiting list”.

Smiles. I had to first paint an example before we get started on this. In the experience I earlier shared, it was obvious your help was needed and it is good neighborliness to assist with it. But the point where you displaced your task and couldn’t achieve anything on it and because of the β€œgood you showed”, yours took a back bench is where the caution needs to be placed.

Is it good to be good? Oh yes! In fact it is good to spread His goodness in us. Just as we should ask ourselves what will Jesus do in every situation yeah.

Will - draw a balance - expectations

But should we all in the name of being good ignore the place of balance? And as a result, His calling or leading or prompting over your life is lying fallow.

The call is for us to know when to draw the line. Jesus was needed at home by His parents but He also knew that it was His call to be at the temple learning. In other to prepare for that which was ahead of Him.

We can’t effectively function in our callings if we pay more attention to what others expect of us. And neglect what He has called you and I to do.

Where do we draw the line between showing others the Love God wants us to express to others without allowing ourselves get caught up in it that it affects His biding for our life?

Holy Spirit - Guided - Direction

The answer to that is “the Holy Spirit”.

We are guided just as Jesus was guided and knew when to stay in the Temple because that was what was expected of Him at that time because of the call of God over His life because He was led by His spirit – the Holy Spirit.

Reference text:

β€œAnd when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,

And when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.”

Luke 2:43, 45-46 ESV

Jesus was able to draw the balance having being led by His Spirit.

β€œhow God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”

Acts 10:38 ESV

What is or what has been distracting you from the call of God over your life? Even if it is for a good cause, it’s still displeasing to God. You function best when you are right in the center of His will and counsel for your life.

Again I ask. What is that distraction you need to put away or henceforth learn to say β€œNo” to. So that you are effectively equipped and groomed in the call of God for your life.

May His word dwell richly in our hearts and cause us to live and be at the center of His will and counsel for our lives. Amen!

Blessings. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€©

P.S: Thank you to all who has been on this journey of blogging and writing with me. Thanks for your comments, likes and shares. I am grateful for you all. God bless you all richly. Amen πŸ™πŸ»

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46 Comments Add yours

  1. Yes, Jesus is such a great example!

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    1. Smiles. Yes!
      Wishing you a blessed day ahead, ma’am. πŸ€—

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  2. Alison Lewis says:

    Yes, I am praying to continue to be more sensitive to the subtle prompting of the Holy Spirit so I can be at the center of His will. ❀️

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    1. Amen. πŸ™
      I love that. This is my prayer too. A sensitive heart. πŸ™Œ
      Blessings to you and the family, ma’am. πŸ€—

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  3. Great post! I deal with distractions almost daily. 😣

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    1. Thank you, ma’am. ❀
      Smiles. I pray for His courage and wisdom through these. πŸ™
      Do have a blessed day. πŸ€—

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  4. Perth Girl says:

    A very good reminder that doing good is in fact good but the importance of balance and knowing that you are not placing to the side that which God wants us to be doing.
    Blessings Mercy πŸ’™

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    1. Yes ma’am. Your comments, summarizes it up. πŸ“Œ Thank you. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you and the family. ❀

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  5. jesusluvsall says:

    Focus is not always easy but so important.

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    1. Yes bro!.
      And thankful we have the Holy Spirit to help us through these. πŸ™Œ
      Do have a blessed day ahead. πŸ€—

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  6. vgeorg says:

    Encouraging post! Glory to Jesus!
    Blessings! πŸ’Ÿ

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    1. Thank you, sir. πŸ™Œ
      Amen. πŸ™
      Do have a blessed day, ahead. πŸ€—

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  7. Michelle says:

    What a great reminder to put aside any distractions so we can focus on the Lord! I get distracted easily sometimes. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Yes! We need to always maintain our focus on Him.
      Smiles. I can attest to this. 😁
      Thankful we have the Holy spirit to redirect our gaze unto Him. 😊
      Blessings!

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  8. Dawn says:

    We do have to guard against distractions. We must focus on the Lord and eliminate anything that hinders our walk with Him. Balance is key. And the Lord must be a priority over people. You’re welcome and thank you for your support too little sis. ❀️

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    1. Apt! I love how you summed it all up.
      Yes!!
      Aww, this means a lot. You are welcome too, sis. β€πŸ€—

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  9. GOOD LESSON ! MAY I REBLOG YOUR POSTS?

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    1. Smiles. Thank you for your comments, sir. πŸ€—
      Yes you can. 😊
      Blessings to you and the family. πŸ™

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      1. AND A HAPPY EASTER TO YOU-ALL ALSO!

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        1. Thank you. 😊
          Wishing you all the same. πŸ€—

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        2. YOWZA-! πŸ˜€

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  10. πŸ™‚The importance of setting boundaries around our lives can never be overemphasized. This is a beautiful post!

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    1. Yes and yes again!. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™‹
      Thank you for the comments, bro. πŸ€—
      Blessings to you and family. πŸ™

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  11. Israel says:

    I am focused
    I am not distracted
    I do the Father’s will.

    Thanks for sharing this piece

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    1. Yes! I love this. πŸ™‹
      You are welcome, Israel. 😊
      Thank you too, bro. Blessings. πŸ™

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  12. Thanks for sharing. I definitely needed that reminder today. Love people but do not be overwhelmed by them

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    1. You are welcome, ma’am. πŸ€—
      I am glad knowing you read it when you needed it. 😊
      Trust the day has been great. Blessings. ❀

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  13. justynlove says:

    One distraction is work

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    1. justynlove says:

      I just need to find more time for God

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      1. Smiles. I love that decision. We need to spend more time with Him. πŸ’―
        Trust the day has been good. πŸ€—

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        1. justynlove says:

          Yes
          It has been good. I had some coffee

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        2. That’s so nice to know.
          Glad you had a great time. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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  14. It’s all about prioritizing and learning to say no to others. It seems like everyone has a full schedule and are overwhelmed. I don’t have a problem saying no LOL πŸ˜„

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    1. Yes! Learning to prioritise helps. πŸ’―
      Haha. I am learning to, myself. πŸ™‹πŸ˜Š
      I should show myself grace as much as I want to be of help.
      Grateful He is working on this with me. 😁

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  15. You raise very valid and thought provoking questions.
    May God help us as we continue to strive towards paying more attention to our callings rather than what others expect of us.

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    1. Bless God, sis. πŸ™Œβ€
      Amen. This should be our daily prayer. πŸ™Œ
      Happy Easter to you and the family.
      Blessings. πŸ€—

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  16. Penzi says:

    there is a counterfeit good that can keep you from experiencing God!

    Mmmh!!!

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    1. Yeah! πŸ“Œ
      Thank you for your comments.
      Do have a blessed week. πŸ€—

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  17. I love being here! well done Sis! πŸ™πŸ’•

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  18. Aww. Thank you for your kind words. Glad to have you here too. ❀❀
    Do have a blessed day ahead. πŸ€—

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  19. Ruelha says:

    I am distracted so easily….i lose sight…. ;(

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    1. Smiles. I believe this happens to a lot of us. But we continue to make efforts to maintain a direction in the midst of the distractions.
      You are not alone, Sis. And the good part of this is that we have the Holy Spirit too. β€πŸ€—

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      1. Ruelha says:

        πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        Thank you Mercy. You abide in grace.

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  20. Kally says:

    Once again, you’ve taught us a very important lesson.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks Kally. πŸ€—
      Glad to know this. πŸ™Œ
      Wishing you and your family a blessed Sunday. 😊

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