Good evening Readers,
Easter is here! Are you excited? And I hope you had a wonderful time in church yesterday celebrating the palm sunday. It will be a great week for everyone of us in Jesus name, Amen.
Have you ever found yourself really disconnected, not being able to accomplish what you originally set out to do? It happens to the best of us, one moment you are determined and focused on your goals and the steps you need to take in achieving them. The next moment you realise you can’t even keep up with your own plans and objectives. The thing is, there is so much noise in the world we live in. Global, local, external, internal, there is noise everywhere. So much, that if you are not steadfast in spirit and planted in God’s word, you will be easily consumed by it (Rom 12:2).
I am not only speaking of the most common distractions we have come to know in this generation which is the internet, the technology of things. No, the wars happening all around us, offshore and onshore, the people around us, the chaos that is marriage in this generation, so much violence and wickedness. Finally, the most important, yet most undermined, the distractions on the inside. We are filled with so many desires that lead to worries, literally drowning in our fears the moment we let them distract us from our faith in God (Luke 8:7). Like Peter who started to sink the moment he got distracted (Matt 14:28-32). Like Lot’s wife who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back (Gen 19:26). Like the israelites who let their impatience distract them from the great things that was still ahead (Numbers 21:4-8), we let all of the noise both outside and within steal our faith and joy in the everlasting father (1 Peter 5:8).
But, it is time to drown out the noise. It is time to stop losing to the enemy. It is time to overcome every distraction (1 Cor 10:13). With a conscious realisation that we have a greater power within us (1 John 4:4), we can overcome every distraction. With faith, we will receive the strength to stay focused on the author and the finisher of our faith (Heb 12:2). We need to constantly remind ourselves and everyone around us of the God we serve. Remind yourselves in prayers, the Holy Ghost, meditation, praise, and worship. Let the Holy Spirit guide you back, away from every distraction. Let your worship and praise be so high, that they take back your focus to the King of Kings.