Distractions. They surround us every day. For example, I changed my blog’s theme on Wednesday and completely forgot to write a post. And then yesterday, I decided I would write a post on distractions, but I played Temple Run 2 and Angry Birds instead. Sometimes distractions aren’t necessarily bad. You might forget to do something because you suddenly remembered you had a different, more important thing to do. Most of the time, however, distraction lead to procrastination, which often leads to trouble and stress.
A lot of times, we find ourselves distracted when we’re doing something we consider “boring” (not that blogging is boring!). This can come from having a lack of priorities. We need focus. Otherwise, it goes beyond the important things and the distractions. It can lead to putting other things–”important” or not–above God. It can lead to a deterioration in our relationship with God.
When we give into distractions, though, the things that need to be done don’t go away. When I was done playing Angry Birds, I still had to write a blog post. By then, however, I had to leave for church, and that day was gone. I spent it all on playing games. Whatever distractions you have to deal with, you need to ask yourself if that’s really how you want to spend your time.
Think about it. The minutes pass quickly, the days fly by, weeks and months are gone before you know it. As you read this, the seconds continue to tick away. They aren’t put on hold so you can take a “break”. Manage your time! Know when you need to do one thing and when you need to set something aside. Use your time wisely; you’ll soon have plenty of time to do those things that used to be distractions.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17)