Distraction

“How did it get so late so soon?” ~ Dr. Seuss

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” ~ Winston Churchill

I am not sure that I’m ever not behind at something, but I am close to being caught-up enough to turn the majority of my attention to next week’s wedding anniversary trip. I promised my wife yesterday that I will ‘unplug’ during our time together so as not to be tempted to distraction and divert my attention away from her. She doubts that I can do it, but I will. Giving full attention to her will enhance the beauty of every moment spent together. 

The same option is open to each of us everyday. When I place my life at Christ’s disposal and practice his presence, the Godward attention brings every other aspect into divine focus; I see more clearly when I look through my Father’s eyes. Undistracted by the tyranny of the trivial, I am free to lavish my attention on the One who defines every experience and replaces the inconsequential with the beauty of eternity.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” 

Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV

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