Three months ago, I felt overwhelmed with deadlines and responsibilities, so I called out to God in prayer, overwhelmed and in tears asking Him for help. Honestly, I was upset about my unfair workload since covid happened. I felt like I couldn’t catch a break with the workload I had to do for the company. I guess you can say I wanted to complain to God about all of what I had to do. I wanted God to change the situation and perhaps explain to the supervisors that they were asking too much from me. I wanted fairness, but as I prayed, God led me to study His Word as He spoke one word into my Spirit, “Distractions.”
Initially, I did not understand how the word “distractions” related to my prayer, but God is faithful and will give wisdom when we ask. The truth about all distractions is they subtract. Distractions seek to take away our attention and focus. Priscilla Shirer said it best. “If it consumes you, it is not in its proper place, and God may call you to release it for a season to refocus on Him.”
This blessed my spirit in so many ways to know that I can get so caught up with my selfishness and in my feelings, so much so that I start to lose focus on what matters: my relationship with God! In my case, I believe the enemy was trying to pull my attention away from God. He was hoping to cause me to dwell on my problems. If the enemy could get me preoccupied with my situation, I could have possibly found myself mad and upset and could have taken my eyes off God and what He is calling me to do for His kingdom. Sis, regardless of our life responsibilities or the jobs we do, as believers and children of God, we have the obligation of being winners in the Kingdom of God. I believe that God wants us to learn how to grow through our situations in life despite the distractions that try to sneak in. I know it will not always be easy, but we must press on with God as obedient children. We must learn to avoid distractions that come to steal our focus. We know that God does not want His children to be distracted or overwhelmed as He invites us to cast all of our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7).