Distraction: A thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else or extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.
In the world that we live in today, there are many distractions to get caught up in and it’s very easy to get all fired up about any and every issue that’s pushed through the media or gets circulated on social media.
Take for example, the Colin Kaepernick issue with some people now burning Nike sneakers because of the commercial that he did.
Or another example is the midterm election that’s coming up, how people are getting fired up over the different political parties and their specific issues.
People get emotionally charged when discussing these and other issues and spend their entire energy and time debating or getting emotionally charged up about them.
Should we be that way?
The answer unequivocally is no!
What should we spend all our time and energy on and getting emotionally charged up about?
Combating the wicked minds that we ALL have [read Genesis 6:5], repenting from our sins, always looking to see how we can serve the Lord better and preparing ourselves for the day of judgement.
It’s easy to get caught up in the affairs of this life but Christ warned us not to.
Let’s look at the definition of the word distraction again.
A thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else or extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.
Let’s look at some events that took place when Christ was on the earth, as the people that came to Christ in these scenarios fall into the above definition.
These are easy distractions to get fired up about and to spend all your focus on the events and you see that Christ did not even go there. He instead focused on what really matters; us repenting from our sins and living more godly.
So today with all the foolishness that’s out there in the world,
like the Colin Kaepernick issue, the really foolish elections that are coming up or any other issues that people get fired up about, do they really matter in the grand scheme of things?