What distracts you ? Are you easily distracted? How long do you stay distracted ? What lead to the distraction?
Here’s a refresher…
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” ~ 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Distraction is anything that makes you lose focus on God and his plans for you. Many will call them detours. They call it detours because they were once on the right path. However with time they ended up falling on a few rocks, walking back to the start or just staying dormant. What was once their path is now many things to them besides the purpose of it.
Distractions are temptations to the spirit. It’s the need or curiosity of anything that doesn’t align with your spirit. Yes there could be positive distractions but that’s not the case at times. The enemy loves to distract you because if he can accomplish that; then he can deceive your discernment. Without discernment your bound to fall for anything.
Do not overlook the words within these two verses. “And God is faithful”, do you believe it ? “…he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”, do you believe it ? “But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”, do you believe it? Now let’s go back a bit. “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.”, do you understand it ?
Within these two verses we are reading facts ! It’s a fact that God is faithful. Take a look around and you will see promises completed all around you. Next we see something beyond amazing in content. Yes it’s true, God has more faith in you beating temptation, than you do in trusting that he will get you through it. God has faith that you can endure every temptation but your overly non- humble confidences, will cause you to fall because of your ego. That’s why God confirms that “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind.” Mankind has one major thing is common which is the battle between their pride and ego. Remember our spirit is willing but our flesh is not! Therefore no temptation can overtake you besides yourself getting in your own way!
The enemy will throw all types of temptations toward you. It’s up to you on if they will distract you or not. It’s up to you if you will allow the temptation to cause a detour in your path. It’s up to you, if you will allow the temptation to consume and weaken your discernment. For we can endure according to God, any temptation. If we have God guiding us we can not go wrong. But when we are overly confident and think we don’t need God’s guidance, that’s when we fall.
Be aware in what is distracting you in this season. Recognize it and cast it out ! Keep up the good works and stay aligned!