Devotional: The World's Distractions
Christian Devotion on overcoming the world's distractions
Turn my eyes away from vanity
[all those worldly, meaningless things that distract—let Your priorities be mine], and restore me [with renewed energy] in
Your ways. - Psalm 119:37 (AMP)
We must turn our eyes away from
those things that only have worldly significance—things that are only of worldly value, or are worthless, meaningless,
and which only distract us. It's all vanity! It focuses on the flesh with its desires and wants. Our priorities should
be God's priorities. Our eyes must be fixed on Jesus, our minds and hearts set on Him, especially in these times in which
we are living. The world is not stable, and the affects that this has on our health, jobs, businesses and even our
relationships can leave us feeling unsure of our future. Nothing that the world offers is certain because circumstances
can change so very quickly. The only sure thing is God. He is unchanging; He is our rock and the One who sustains us. He
is fully trustworthy! So, our eyes need to be continually looking to Him. We need to let everything else that does
not have eternal value just simply fall away.
Remember, God's priority is for the world
to hear the gospel and come to know Him as Lord and Saviour. We need to commit ourselves wholly to Jesus as we walk through the
uncertainty, and as we do this, He restores us with 'renewed energy'. He strengthens us to walk uprightly in His ways. He
restores, refreshes and energizers us to stand in the midst of the current crises and the surrounding darkness, loss and
despair. He is our hope and the hope of the world. We need God's help to share this hope with others.
So, keep your eyes on Him, allow the worldly
distractions to fall away, be that light of hope to others and walk energized in the Lord.
© By M.S.Lowndes
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