Are you being distracted?
I have a confession to make. I have been focusing way too much on prepping lately. Oh, not so much on doing it, but researching, watching YouTube videos, and reading about prepping and what others are telling me that they think I need to do. But, today, I realized that if I need to focus more on God and seek what He would have me do. I need to seek His wisdom and He will show me what I need to be doing. Oh, I've known that all along. But, the enemy will use distractions to get us off track and to focus on things that are not important for us in our daily walk with God. And, the distraction the enemy has been using on me lately has been prepper research.
You know, it's really funny when I think about it. But, not so much funny in a good way, more of in a sad way. Wait, is that even possible? Maybe. You see, just the other day I was feeling like everything I was reading and watching about prepping was redunant. The same things over and over. I remember thinking to myself, "I already know all of this". But yet, I kept on reading and watching. It's like that has become my life. Sitting at my laptop. Searching and reading. See what I mean? It's a sad kind of funny.
Well, today, my eyes were opened to what I have been doing. I have been relying upon man (humans) to show me and tell me what I need to do to be prepared; and what I need to be prepared for. You know, that's all fine and dandy for someone who's not a Christian. But, as a Christian my focus should be on God. And, if my focus is on Him, then He will lead me, by His Holy Spirit, to do those things which I need to do to be prepared for the things which are to come. (Whew! Can you say, "run on sentence"?) After all, man can only guess and speculate as to what lies ahead. But God KNOWS what's coming and He KNOWS what we, individually, need to do to be prepared! Remember Noah? God told him what he needed to do to be prepared, and he listened. And, he did it. What if Noah had given in to the distractions the enemy was throwing at him? Where would the world be today? Would there even be a world?
So, it's time to get my life back into focus. Time to get back on track. Time to start DOING those things that I know I need to do. It's time to get back to working on improving my skills. Time to put away the distractions. Time to listen to God and follow His lead. After all, the enemy certainly doesn't want Christians to be prepared and ready for what God has promised is going to happen. The enemy wants us to eat, drink, and be merry! Of course, there's nothing wrong with that. But in doing so are we losing our focus? Are we giving in to the distractions? Because that's what Jesus tells us the end times will be like (Matthew 24:38 & 39). That's what the enemy wants; our focus to be on the worldly things and not on God.
I wanted to share this with you today because I figured if I was being distracted, then maybe others were too. It is my prayer that if you are one of those, like me, who are being distracted, that you will bring God back into focus in your life.
Until next time...happy prepping, and God bless!