Distraction-distancing opens life up to the things that really matter.

Many people are unaware of their own inner story, the condition of their heart, because they’ve never taken an internal inventory. It’s easy to toil and search for things and substances to give us what can only be found in our heart — peace, joy, love, hope.

Distractions separate us from self, from the awareness of what’s going on inside us. They hide the workings of our heart in haze. Second-hand beliefs (learned from others) are only borrowed, yet they often prevent us from discovering what we truly believe.

When distractions are more important than purpose, life becomes a stampede thru sugar coated meaninglessness. When something doesn’t really matter, too many people give a drama about it. However, when distractions are deleted, much can be completed.

Distraction-distancing opens life up to the things that really matter. If you’ll stay six feet away from your bad habits and addictions, you’ll stop them. This is called “recovery distancing.”

Memory looks backwards. Imagination looks forward. Focus them both on what builds you up and fills you with joy, peace, love & hope.

Perhaps hijacked thinking, that merely goes with a crowd, really isn’t thinking at all. Uplifting wisdom leads to a much better quality of life than compelling distractions do. Find wisdom thru open-hearted Bible reading.

The human heart isn’t a waiting room between Heaven and Hell. It’s a spiritual battlefield where evil attacks to overcome good.

Sometimes life distracts us from our daily schedule to reorient us to what really matters. Distractions have a strange attraction that causes spiritual inaction and keeps us from personal interaction with the living Jesus.

To avoid wasting time: Think of practical ways you can make your life better, rank them by effectiveness, and then start working on number one.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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