A few precious moments to myself ~~ it’s not always this easy to capture ~~ and it is the perfect opportunity to make a wise decision. Do I go shopping? Do I watch a movie? Do I curl up with a book? Do I dive into social media?
The options are so many ~~ we live in a world just filled with things to do and places to go. It’s no wonder that we can get so easily distracted. I’ve gone into a store with the ‘mindset‘ to buy one particular item, only to emerge an hour later with bags (yes, plural) in my arms. Loading them into my car, I have asked myself, “How did this happen?”
Distractions ~~ like sugar cravings ~~ once you satisfy one (that’s all it takes), it’s all over!
My mind was not set.
If my mind were set, there would have been no room for a mental negotiation. Ok, am I the only person who has a one-on-one dialogue with herself? Please holler back at me!
Had my mind been settled before my activities began, I would not have succumbed to the temptation to buy extra items.
Let’s go one step further ~~ had my mind been set, the ‘distracting temptation’ would not have been an issue.
The ‘distractions’ can manifest in a multitude of ways, Girlfriend. They usually enter your corner and my corner of the world in a very subtle manner. And that’s where the battle silently begins. The mind seed is planted.
Whether it is an actual person, place, or activity ~~ if it doesn’t align with God’s Purpose for our lives, that ‘distraction’ ~~ mind seed ~~ if watered by complacency will slowly yield the weeds that will choke off the life we are meant to live.
Time to take an inventory, Girlfriend ~~ what things in our lives need to be uprooted so that our mind is set on the things of God for His Kingdom?
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep the peace, a perfect peace, for all who trust in You, for those who dedicate their hearts and minds to You.
I love you to Heaven and Back ~~
GREAT REMINDER…..Setting our minds before doing the thing. If we don’t take action and plan for the activities that we do for ourselves, some one else’s mind set will influence our actions by accident. We can either live on purpose and plan or live by accident and go with the flow. I am DEFINITELY going to marinate on this today!!! Thank you!!