DEALING WITH DISTRACTIONS!
If people or circumstances are trying to distract you, pay attention. You have to recognize distractions. That means what you're doing is so powerful, so needed, that the enemy is using everything he can to stop you from making it happen. Don't let him stop you.
Take a lesson from Nehemiah:
So Sanballat and Geshem sent a message asking me to meet them at one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But I realized they were plotting to harm me, so I replied by sending this message to them: “I am engaged in a great work, so I can’t come. Why should I stop working to come and meet with you? Four times they sent the same message, and each time I gave the same reply. They were just trying to intimidate us, imagining that they could discourage us and stop the work. So I continued the work with even greater determination. The fifth time, Sanballat’s servant came with an open letter in his hand, and this is what it said: “There is a rumor among the surrounding nations, and Geshem tells me it is true, that you and the Jews are planning to rebel and that is why you are building the wall. According to his reports, you plan to be their king. He also reports that you have appointed prophets in Jerusalem to proclaim about you, ‘Look! There is a king in Judah!’ “You can be very sure that this report will get back to the king, so I suggest that you come and talk it over with me.” I replied, “There is no truth in any part of your story. You are making up the whole thing. They were just trying to intimidate us, imagining that they could discourage us and stop the work. So I continued the work with even greater determination.” (Nehemiah 6:2-9 NLT)
The lessons learned here:
Recognize the importance of what you're doing and don't let anything, or anyone, distract you. Don't devalue your assignment.
Know that the enemy will not stop. Be prepared for continual attacks.
Be determined to complete your task and/or walk in your purpose no matter what.
The enemy will threaten you and bully you!
The enemy will lie about you. So, you must know the truth, stay focused on the assignment, and ignore the attacks.
Some things don't require an answer, your time, or your attention.
Call the lie put and keep working.
The enemy will try intimidation. However, when you're secure in what you're doing, why you're doing it, and for Who you're doing it, it won't work!
I am engaged in a great work for my Abba, Father. I won't be distracted. Nor will I stop what I'm doing. I will continue to focus on the task at hand until it is completed.
Let this be your prayer as you work as unto the Lord:
"And may the Lord our God show us His approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!" (Psalms 90:17 NLT)
Be Encouraged! ❤