Focus! How do you focus when there are so many distractions that draw you away from your intentions? I made it through a few chapters of Leviticus, thankfully I’m nearing the end of it, but I became distracted and began thinking about other things; I stopped where I was, so maybe tomorrow I will be able to pay more attention. Could that be the answer? Why beat yourself up for not being able to focus? Maybe you’ve gotten what you needed, and have given the Lord all you have for the moment, and it’s time to move on. I would say that a few minutes of your whole attention upon the Lord, is better than hours of distracted time, where you are mixing your quiet time with your everyday things.
Many of you struggle with the issue of distraction. What I normally do is start first thing in the morning, before anyone is awake, get my coffee, pray, and go straight into God’s Word. Today, I broke my own rules and decided to look at my email, and I got completely off-track. This was a good lesson for me to stay on task, and not start anything else until I’ve given my time to the Lord. You know yourself better than anyone, so set your own rules, just as I have, and try not to break them.
"And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed." Mark 1:35