Do you ever become distracted throughout your day? Maybe the notifications on your phone ding while you’re concentrating at work. Or maybe your thoughts snatch you from your present moment. Or you just can’t seem to get focused or stay that way? So many of us are dealing with distractions throughout our days, so much so, we’re becoming accustomed to living distracted. Friend, life is too important to live distracted.
Bill Keane once said, “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”
Today is a present. And it’s so special. Why? Well one reason is we’ll never get to live it again. Ever. Same goes for this moment. We’ll never get to live it again either.
So, let’s take a minute right now and appreciate this moment.
Let’s appreciate the breath in our lungs, our hearts beating, our blood pumping, the simple fact we are alive. Let’s pause to notice our senses, what we see, what we hear, what we smell, what we can touch, and if we’re eating right now, what we can taste.
The truth is, many of us are living distracted. We can’t stay focused on our work, on the person sitting across the table from us, on what we went into the kitchen to retrieve. Am I right? I mean, am I the only one who walks into a room and stands there in dismay because I can’t remember what I was going to do or get in that room? Please tell me I’m not the only one.
We are a distracted people. We don’t set out to be, but we are. And the thing is, we can’t embrace life fully if we’re preoccupied with something else. We can’t embrace each day and live in the moment if our minds are elsewhere.
We can’t live encouraged if we live distracted.
You may be living distracted if you are often physically present but your mind is elsewhere.
You may be living distracted if you find yourself missing moments that are happening right in front of you.
And you may be living distracted if you can’t remember what someone told you two hours ago.
So, what do you think? Are you living distracted?
I share in this episode a story in the Bible that sheds light on the truth of distraction, and a follow-up verse that’s the solution to the problem of living distracted.
Life is too important to live distracted.
And I believe we have a choice in the matter.
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With God’s involvement and our diligent effort, we’ll can live encouraged as we live in the moment. I’m cheering you on today, friend. God bless you.
Links in this episode:
- Distraction Study from Harvard
- Luke 10:38-42 NIV
- 1 Peter 5:8 CEV
- Encouragement for Real Life Community on Facebook
- Stay encouraged through the Free Resources I designed for you on my site