I am a math teacher and often times with my colleagues we look at the make up of the standardized test the state gives our kids in public schools. We look at the answer choices to see how the they differ from the right answer.
If there is a lack of focus our students are prone to select the wrong answer. And it’s not that they didn’t know the answer to the question, but instead they may have failed to reread the question, checked their answer, or was too tired to concentrate. From there we create a strategy to help our kids beware of the distractions …
In this life we have distractions too! Like math answer choices there is always a distractor thrown in to get us off track to keep us from answering the “question” correctly. There’s an unexpected bill, the laundry is running over, and oh lord…how about when the non-custodial parent calls to disturb the day!!! Lol. Those are distractions that we have to form a strategy for so we don’t allow them to disturb our peace.
We know, as Christians, (but even if you don’t) we ALREADY have the victory in and through Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:57). The enemy so desires to knock us off track to distract us from our Christian lifestyle because he knows our worth. He will use anything and anybody to get us off course…
He knows as soon as we start letting our light shine generational curses will be broken, hearts will be healed, and our children will RISE to do their work in the kingdom of God. He can’t keep us from our purpose, but He surely can delay us.
I pray that we take note of the distractions the enemy tries to throw our way and cast them down as soon as they arise. Whether it’s our thoughts, people, or just unplanned circumstances. Cast those distractions down and bring them under subjection to the authority of Christ. No matter what the circumstance brings, we win…again!!!
2 Corinthians 10:5 – “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” NIV