Reeling and Flailing

Often, distractions win in the battle for my attention, and I find my focus on the things of this world.  As if the news is not bad enough on its own, media sensationalizes headlines, and if I’m not focused, they reel me in, leaving me flailing in a sea of deception.  I don’t suggest we bury our heads in the proverbial sand with what is happening around us, but we can’t let the world’s busyness and duplicity steal our focus from where it should be. 

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 

2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

It takes real effort to remain focused in the hostile environment of politics, pandemics, and lies designed to sideline us and thwart our purpose. We must take the fiery darts of the enemy captive the moment they infiltrate our minds.  Otherwise, those flaming arrows will take us down a path where it is sometimes incredibly hard to find our way back.
…and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
(2 Corinthians 10:5). 

What has your focus?  No matter how big a problem is, never forget that He, indeed, is in control, and He will forever sit on the throne, the foundation of which is justice and righteousness.



Categories: Devotion

1 reply

  1. My word I chose for the year was “listen”. I think it applies to what you wrote. I get to wrapped up in social media and the like wanting to say something that I need to take a step back and just listen. Mainly listen to the Lord, but also people around me who matter to me. I’m trying to read a psalm a day before I go into work and find something from that psalm I want to memorize. I used to have so much scripture memorized. I need to make that a focus in this near year 🙂

    Happy New Year!

    betty

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