148. You May Be Living Distracted Lacking Joy and Peace

by | Jun 4, 2024 | Podcast

We’ve been discussing over the past number of weeks indications we may be living distracted. We took a detour from them last week with our guest episode with Heather Jeffery (wasn’t she a great guest, by they way?), but today we’re back with the fourth indication of living distracted. Are you lacking joy and peace? In this episode we discuss how this can suggest distractions are running and ruling our lives, and how we can find out.

You May Be Living Distracted Lacking Joy and Peace | woman sitting on floor with head in hand, discouraged

I stood in front of the crowd of 125ish women and asked them the question I’ll ask you in a couple of minutes. I was stunned at their answers. In fact, I wasn’t quite sure how to respond. Yet, I was the one who was leading this talk, and I needed to keep the conversation going. But all I could think of was that I wanted to stop and go around to each woman in the room and give her a hug.

I knew how they felt. I had been there before. And maybe you have too. Maybe you’re there right now. The thing is, many of us are walking around with no joy and pace, and we’re not aware that we are!

One big indication of living distracted is we’ve lost our joy and peace.

Have you lost yours?

We answer a simple but important question to find out.

The thing is, the more distracted we are living, the lower our joy and peace will be. Because distractions rob us of our purpose, our hope, and they keep us sidetracked from following God’s plans for our lives. And when we’re sidetracked, the joy and peace God gives us gets buried. Also, distractions keep us from enjoying the abundant life Jesus came to give us. They are effective at keeping our focus on less important matters in life. So, it’s no wonder when we’re living distracted our joy and peace disappear.

I share two real-life examples I experienced recently and what I did to recover from them. We also look at a timely passage of Scripture to encourage our hearts.

Click on the player above to listen to the full 13-minute episode.

Distractions will always try to rob us of our joy and peace.

But we don’t need to let them win.

God desires for us to live in His joy and peace. When they begin to wane, may we return our focus back to Him and His good plans and purposes for our lives. I’m cheering you on and praying for you today, friend. God bless you!

Links in this episode:

Encouragement for Real Life Podcast, Episode 148, You May Be Living Distracted Lacking Joy and Peace
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