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Avoid Distractions

Monday, November 02, 2009

by Kim Potter

One of the things I have noticed in my life as a believer is, just before or right in the middle of your promise manifesting, a distraction will come. Something will come into your life to try to get your eyes of God and the reward that is with Him.

We saw it in the life of Peter. He did the most amazing thing. Yet right in the middle of it a distraction came that took his eyes off Jesus.

Peter was on the boat with the other disciples. Suddenly they saw Jesus coming toward them, walking on the water. Peter was a man full of faith and a little arrogance, I think. He cried out to Jesus, 'Lord, if that is You, bid me come.' Jesus said the only thing He could say since it was Him; 'come.'

We know the story - Peter began to walk on water. My goodness! How that must have felt, to literally walk on something that shouldn't be holding you up. Then, the wind began to blow and it caused the waves to increase in size - suddenly Peter got his eyes off Jesus and on the distractions and he began to sink.

As I said, these things often happen right in the middle of something wonderful happening. But their sole purpose is to take your eyes off the moment, the manifestation, the time where you are literally walking on water WITH Jesus. Don't allow distractions to take your eyes off Jesus.

Proverbs 4:25 says in the Message Bible; Keep your eyes straight ahead, ignore all sideshow distractions.

Ignore the distractions. Distractions come from the enemy. The Bible tells us to give the enemy no place in our lives; that means we shouldn't even give him our attention - regardless of how he is trying to get it. Remember, if the enemy wants to get your eyes ON something, he also wants to get your eyes OFF something. Keep your eyes on God.

With all that being said, I will say this; a distraction may come in many forms, it may be in losing your job, or a child misbehaving, or it may even come as something that appears good, like an old friend coming into your life after a long time. IF IT TAKES YOUR EYES OFF GOD; ignore it and avoid it - it is a distraction.

The Bible says that we stay in PERFECT PEACE when our mind is stayed upon God. Peace is shalom, nothing broken or missing in our lives, to obtain this kind of peace that God gives, we must keep our eyes and our thoughts upon Him. When we do that, distractions will have no place in our lives.

I believe many of us have begun to walk on water in the spirit - let's keep our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith and let's continue to walk on water.

(c) Kim Potter ~ A New Thing Ministries

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A New Thing Ministries was born out of a desire to teach God’s people how to gain victory in every area of their lives. To show them they can have real change in their lives by applying the Word of God. To make disciples, as God has commissioned us to do.

What's distracting you today? Spend some time getting your eyes back on Jesus! Be intentional about 'keeping your eyes' on Christ; rather than your circumstances or distractions around you.


Anonymous said...

Very helpful! Thank you so much!

Karla Meachem said...

You're welcome! Glad you were encouraged!!