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Remove Distractions That Cost You

“I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.”

– 1 Corinthians 7:35

I shared yesterday that as we plant seeds toward our dreams, we will encounter weeds along the way. Our negative and destructive thoughts are the first type of weed that we need to recognize. It’s imperative that we have the right type of thoughts because they serve as a compass and a map for determining what direction our lives will take. It is also important to note that there is another type of weed that can deter our dreams, and that is distraction.

Distractions can be activities that are not evil in nature. In fact, some distractions are actually good for you. However, too much time spent on them will take you away from where God wants you to go. It’s not that they’re bad, but they’re going to cost you. Have you ever had an “expensive” distraction? It’s a video game that was just released, or another Netflix series that has you in its grip. You still have a lot to do, a call to make, a client to visit, but you’re distracted by watching that last episode. If you don’t remove or reduce these distractions that are taking over your life, they can cause you to lose focus and can have a negative effect on your finances as well.

Friend, it is possible to gain an edge in this very distracted world by removing your distractions. Your momentum increases the fewer diversions you have, and your time horizon for your dream gets shorter. When you spend less time on these distractions, and more time with the people you love and with the Lord, your life will improve! 

Prayer


Father, help me identify and reduce distractions that get in the way of my dreams.

Reflection


What are some distractions that you face when trying to achieve your dreams? Are there any ways to reduce or remove them? If so, how can you do it?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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