I wanted to purchase a pair of wide legged linen pants, so why was I trying on not one but two pairs of skinny jeans? It was the colors that caught my eye; a cool shade of aqua and a happy red to be precise. The jeans felt comfortable, but looking in the mirror I could see they were not a good fit at all.
I continued my search. I found a pretty summer dress in green and navy with a tad of white and oh, a cute floral blouse. Back to the dressing room I went, decided I didn’t like the blouse after all, but I did say yes to the dress and a pair of leggings.
I can get distracted by pretty things especially anything with small Polkadots and, yes I did pull a few items of clothing with Polkadots off the rack.
Stay focused! I told myself. Linen pants, linen pants I repeated to bring my mission back into view.
It took me three hours to buy one pair of linen pants. Plus another hour to visit a new children’s store in town where I purchased some clothes for my three grandchildren…going to that store was not part of the day’s plan. Can you say DISTRACTIONS.
Losing focus when shopping can lead to impulse buying i.e. dress, leggings and kids clothes. Losing focus on God’s plan for our lives can cause us to run impulsively in many directions other than the path we are called to walk.
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Proverbs 4:25 NIV
Focused on Jesus and focused on what He has placed in our hands to do. It’s so easy to be distracted, to lose sight of a goal especially when it is seems far off.
We get involved in too many things and neglect the one thing the Lord has asked us to do. Whatever it is stay focused. Spend time in His word and in prayer. Listen and be alert to His direction. If you get distracted, refocus! We don’t always realize the significance of what the Lord has placed in our heart’s to do and, we may never know until we are home with Him.
Proverbs 4:27 tells us “Do not look to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
What distracts you and what helps you to refocus? Share your thoughts in the comment box.
Until next week
Looking to Jesus. Living in His Radiance
Such a great reminder Helena! Thank you.
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It was a reminder to myself as much as it was for all.
I am guilty of being easily distracted. God help me! I have found that when I pray and study God’s word consistently, I am more focused on the directions he has established. Good post. Thanks for sharing.
True, being focused on God and his word brings us into focus with what he has for us to do.
Thank you for faithfully reading.
Love your post. I’ve had similar shopping trips as well as detours in my spiritual life. But the Lord is faithful and He always leads me back to the main thing when I meet Him daily in his Word and prayer. Love the verse and pooch.
Cooper, the dog. Stayed with us when my daughter was in Wales.
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Did you say squirrel?? I usually start 5 different things, including my daily quiet time, and have to get back on track all the time! Good reminder, Helena!
Yep! Sounds familiar.
So very timely for me. Love this message that landed directly in my heart. Thanks.
So glad it was a blessing to you.