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Disintegrating Distraction by Beholding Beauty

expreissionistic art, abstract art, Stoeffler Art Studio
Disintegrating Distraction by Beholding Beauty, 2021

Are you Distracted?

I think it is safe to say all people throughout history in all cultures can relate to experiencing life’s distractions. But in particular we, as followers of Jesus, are mostly distracted away from tending to our spiritual life in Christ. Before we know it, hours, days, weeks or even years seem to get swallowed up by “rabbit trail” thoughts or activities which inadvertently distract us from our original desired dreams and goals of following Jesus fruitfully and wholeheartedly.

A distraction is defined as “a thing that prevents one from giving full attention to something else”. Another definition is “unable to concentrate because one’s mind is preoccupied”.

But why are we distracted from giving full attention to our spiritual life and to Jesus Christ? Why do we become preoccupied with other things? I think there are a few reasons why, but I’d like to focus on just one and that is our Adversary, Satan.