Distraction is anything that takes you off of your purpose and assignment. This is why when you meet someone new friend or potential mate. They must be clear about their purpose and assignment. If they are not or cannot articulate who they are and what they are working with leave them alone.
Wisdom: The truth of the matter is there are people who have established so called ministries that are really rooted in demonic agendas.
These ministries really spread gossip, discord about your latest, "Christian celebrity, christian ministry, Christian church or Christian no name." These ministries are run by someone with title prophet, pastor xyz but when you listen they are nothing more than a lipstick alley for those claiming to be Christian.
Symptoms that an individual is a part of this ministry is that they are consumed with the lives of others. They spread gossip, rumors, discord and divisions. They say it is all in the name of "discussion" but when you listen clearly and discern, you know what is really being said. Again these ministries are really rooted in a spirit of pride, division, arrogance, discord, gossip, strife, jealousy, envy but claiming to be Christian.
You CANNOT be satisfied with YOUR life, YOUR Purpose, YOUR assignment, YOUR relationship with Christ, when you are consumed with the life of others. Just because someone's life doesn't line up to your expectations doesn't mean it is not of God. (as long as it doesn't contradict scripture)
Mind YOUR business is not meant to be smart but it is really a ministry that will get you all the way delivered if you allow.
GET RID OF DISTRACTIONS. Don't drink the tea.
• Anger and Unforgiveness (offenses)
• Expectations of other people. (they expect you to take care or fix a situation that God has not called you to.
• Procrastination: Assignments are time specific.
• Trials and tribulations-Romans 8:35-39 (KJV) 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Look again at what tends to distract people from pursuing God’s best, tribulation (great trouble or suffering), or distress (extreme anxiety sorrow or pain), or persecution (hostility or treatment especially because of race, religion or political beliefs), or famine (lack or extreme scarcity of food), or nakedness (to be exposed, vulnerable), or peril (serious or immediate danger), or sword. (threats, destruction, violence)
• Depression, and anxiety.
• Lack of discernment will get you distracted.
Samaria M Colbert © 2018