The Age of Distraction

There is never a lack of things to keep us distracted and focused on the things that we really need to focus on and it is especially true now in these times with the internet and our smartphones. From conspiracy theories to misinformation and false stories being told on social media and TV to now even being able to stream all full episodes of a show and be totally engrossed in that.

When you look at the world that we’re living in today, it’s going from bad to worse by the day.

Currently with this covid-19 pandemic there’s no shortage of conspiracy theories and very dangerous misinformation that is being spread. In quite a few instances you have regular doctors who are going about just doing their jobs and are getting attacked or being falsely accused of being a part of the “deep state.”

Also with the riots taking place over the death of George Floyd with all the looting and mayhem, it is nothing but a distraction because what does the burning of police cars, buildings or looting of stores accomplish?

The information or misinformation causes nothing but confusion and is the ultimate weapon of distraction. Dr. Anthony Fauci is either the devil’s stepson or the greatest thing since slice bread to some people. George Soros is either the great villain who’s behind every evil thing that has happened in the last few years or just a wealthy philanthropist to some. Donald Trump is a racist pig who incites hate with his speeches or he’s just like any other president doing his job.

The information is vast and never ending and is all designed by Satan to keep us distracted from what we really should be doing; keeping God’s commandments.

The scriptures tells us that Satan is “the prince of the power of the air” [Ephesians 2:2]. That’s how information is spread and information and misinformation is put out to keep us confused and not knowing what to believe and this is done to keep us all distracted from doing the right thing.

What is the purpose of our lives and what should we not be distracted from doing?

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

This is what all of us need to focus on and nothing else because one day we will all have to give account of the things that we did in our lives. So when we focus on stupid conspiracy theories or going out to take part in chanting “black lives matter” or “no justice no peace” we’re being distracted.

The conspiracy theories fuels nothing but a desire to wanna know more as they often lead to more questions than answers. Going out protesting leads some to an opportunity of theft

or vandalism or it fuels more hatred towards those that are in authority. Plus think about it, there’s been protests going on since the 1960’s about the same issues and have anything changed since that time? Conspiracy theories also doesn’t resolve any thing because there will always be convincing arguments for either side that you’re on.

This whole entire world will be burned up and destroyed one day by Jesus Christ and we want to make sure that we are not destroyed with it when he comes back to do it.

2 Peter 3:10-11 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

Being holy in all our conversation (lifestyle) means that we are 100% dedicated to following God’s commandments in every facet of our lives through the examples set by Jesus Christ. Throughout the gospels you do not see Christ taking part in any protests or demonstrations (and they had them back then also), neither do you see him speculating on what the rulers at the time were doing or not doing and any of their conspiratorial plans. We read about him teaching the people to repent from their sins and getting right in the eyes of God.

Matthew 4:12-17 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

It was never about getting distracted by things in the world but rather focusing on the things needed to inherit eternal life.

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