Satan will use anything to keep us from coming closer to God because he knows the glorious future that awaits us when we give our lives over to God entirely. The enemy will try and keep us away from our God-given destiny, and is glad when the children of the light don’t actually walk in the light. Distraction is his best way to sway people. It is the devil’s most prolific trap to try and get us off track.
Key tactic: distraction
Distraction is something that prevents people from giving their full attention to something important. Distraction is something that will divert someone’s attention or focus on things that don’t matter.
Busy days, occupied weeks, full of the things of this world. Worries, greed, and life’s pleasures. All of that will only work to distract us if we fail to keep our eyes on Jesus. Every distracted moment is a moment that we will never get back. Every day is a matter of choice – what are our priorities going to be?
We need to choose things that will bring us closer to God, priorities that will help us grow closer to Him.
Satan uses specific things to distract people
We live in a digital world, and because of that, distraction can be overwhelming. Satan loves to distract people from their purpose, focus, responsibilities, and even from their walk with the Lord.
Every morning that we wake up and every night before we go to sleep, we should be opening our Bibles and meditating on God’s Word. We should have communion with God through prayer unceasingly, but because of our digital world, a surprisingly low number of Christians actually keep up with this practice.
Most people nowadays will open their cellphones the moment they wake up and the moment before they go to sleep to check on emails or texts, etc. This is a major issue for people – without them even realizing that they have become distracted away from the presence of the Lord. His is the voice that we most need to hear first thing in the morning and at the end of the day.
A waste of time
If we’re not careful, spending time on things that don’t matter can actually eat away our most precious moments in life. Time is precious and important. We are given 24 hours a day and it’s up to us how we make use of that time efficiently.
We can’t turn back time, but we can decide to learn how to manage time properly.
Our priority as Children of God is to be with Him, always meditating on His Word and reflecting on His goodness. Our purpose lies within the will of God for our lives, and we will only know Hs will for us when we learn how to prioritize His presence and be in constant communion with Him.
“For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:3-7)