FAITH CAPSULE: Your choice is to allow or disallow distraction.
Samson was pressed by his wife when he revealed the secret of God upon his life to his enemy.
Judges 16:18-20 records the distraction of Samson, “When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up once more, for he has told me all his heart.” So the lords of the Philistines came up to her and brought the money in their hand. Then she lulled him to sleep on her knees, and called for a man and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him. And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him.”
Samson’s wife as his distraction was not an excuse, but his choice.
During the challenges of Job, his wife was an agent of distraction with the device to derail Job from living life for the glory of God. Unlike Samson, Job’s choice denied his wife from derailing him.
Bible records Job’s wife’s device of distraction, “Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” (Job 2:9)
Unlike Samson, Job resisted his wife’s device of distraction by responding to his wife’s distracting device, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” (Job 2:10)
Are you avoiding devices of distraction before you?
Continually, give attention to deny distraction from the inside or distraction from the outside that is set to deny your divine assignment in the journey of life.
Deny distraction in your life.
Many accepted to welcome Jesus into their hearts as Lord and savior but the agents of distraction are in place to deny the attention of many from living life for God.
Does that sound like you?
With Jesus in your heart, you must be living life like Him, behave the word of God, to avoid an unfruitful life. For anyone who has welcomed and received Jesus into one’s life, there is a need to maintain His presence.
Martha welcomed Jesus into her house but could not avoid distraction from denying her to gain from the presence of Jesus. Luke 10:38 records, “Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house.”
Are you like Martha?
Have you welcomed Him into your house by receiving Him?
Martha welcomed Jesus into her house, “But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, ‘Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.’” (Luke 10:40) Distraction denied Martha from Jesus’ presence in her house.
There is nothing wrong in serving God but distraction can derail a believer from arriving at God’s divine assignment.
Martha welcomed Him into her house but became distracted.
Who or what is your distraction?
Prayer for today: Ask for God’s intervention not just your determination.