Key Text: Ephesians 4:14
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.
People have lost their lives while driving and texting (or calling), not because they do not know how to drive, but because their mind was distracted from their path. Likewise, many individuals and businesses have experienced major setbacks in their enterprises not because of any major obstacle or turbulence along their path, but by subtle distractions that has kept their focus away from their main agenda.
Rather than focus on our “MAIN” objectives, we allow too many activities to take over our time. We sweat the small stuffs, we listen to too many people including those who have no experience whatsoever in our business and personal dealings, we refuse to delegate by becoming obsessively busy and thinking that being “busy” is being productive.
Many new entrepreneurs are tempted to please everyone, saying “yes” to every request that comes along their way: at the same time trying to respond to every critic and naysayer that discourages them.
Recall that Peter was able to walk on water when Jesus bade him to come, but he almost got killed when he got distracted by the waves. In order to make it to the top you must exercise strong innate energy to ward off distractions. DISTRACTION KILLS
Winston Churchill said “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
Don’t get distracted by naysayers, you do not need to respond to every negative email, do not react to everybody that criticizes you, don’t get carried away by a potential big client that you become insensitive to the needs of your loyal small customers. Don’t get tempted to get into every business deal such that you begin to skimp on your core business.
And remember, your time and resources are only as much- You have to learn to say “NO” to some people, so that you can focus your time and energy on the things that really counts.
It’s going to be very challenging to win in business, ministry or personal life if you are distracted by too many things –Streamline your activities and stay focused!
You will make it!
Prayer: Sweet Holy Spirit, help me to focus on you and what you want me to achieve. I refuse to be distracted from my life assignment in Jesus name.
Gbenga Solademi ©