Do distractions fill your days? Life is so full of them and I'd like to ask you to possibly see them for what they really are. Maybe they are direct assaults from Satan. God has recently brought my distractions front and center and in doing so, forced me to see what a terrible hindrance they are in my relationship with Him.
As I sit with my morning coffee and begin to pray, my mind almost immediately flits down another path, sometimes I'm on that rabbit trail for quite a while before I realize, shoot, I was supposed to be praying. Then back on track I go, chatting with the Lord and before I know it, gone again, I'm off thinking about next week's schedule, oh shoot, I was praying wasn't I?
I've come to realize that my distractions are not just a little focus problem of mine, they are not just my aging brain struggling to stay on track. No sir, they are direct assaults by Satan aimed at my spirituality. They are direct hits to hinder and impede my relationship with God. Satan is a crafty little fellow, and attacks us in the most innocent of ways in hopes that we won't notice.
Well I have news for you Satan, I'm on to you buddy, and you will no longer have dominion over my time with God. Now, each time I become distracted during prayer time, I see it for what it really is and I fight, and I fight hard.