Distractions ~ Morayo Ahunaya
Text: 2 Cor. 4:18 (NIV), Luke 10:38-42 (NLT)
Minister: Morayo Ahunaya
In the second scripture we read, the Lord did not say what Marther is doing is not important; distractions don’t always have to be bad. Distractions don’t have to be evil; you can be doing something that is good but good isn’t always God.
Every person goes through distraction in one way or the other, but if we are honest with ourselves, we would realize that only a few things matter.
What are those things that matter? Some translation says – only a few things last, some say only a few things are best for you, etc. And every demonic force, the Devil and his cohorts are aimed at distracting one from those few things because if the devil can distract you from what really matters, your purpose and destiny, then he doesn’t have to destroy you because you are gone already.
Distraction has its root word in Latin, and one of them is “Dis” – Dis means apart, and “Trahere” – It means to pull along, to drag along. When you put those words together, Distraction means being pulled away from things that are important.
SOURCES OF DISTRACTION
The sources of distraction are the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life. John 2:16 (NIV).
i. Lust of the flesh. Proverb 6:25
ii. Lust of the eyes. Genesis 3:6, Genesis 6:2
iii. Pride of life. The pride of life is the origin of all quarrels and wars. God resists the Proud.
CHILDREN OF DISTRACTION
i. The worries of life
ii. Expectations of men (Gal. 1:10)
iii. The things that we fear (Matt. 14)
iv. Counterfeit blessing
HOW TO STOP DISTRACTIONS
i. Understand what is needful for every single day.
ii. Diminish the Avenue for distraction
iii. Always look to Jesus. Proverbs 4:25-27 (TBT)
- Father, we come humbly before you and pray that you diminish every distraction in my life in Jesus name.