Each day I drive the same route to and from work, and each day I witness an alarming number of distracted drivers, usually talking on the phone or texting. However, I have also witnessed people reading the newspaper, putting on makeup, and even eating while attempting to maneuver a car at 70 plus miles per hour. In some circumstances, distractions are fleeting and harmless. However, in a moving vehicle, they can kill.

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At times distractions can become a problem in our relationship with God. In fact, that was the concern Jesus had for His friend Martha in the bible. She was distracted by all the preparation that had to be made for a meal (Luke 10:40).

She complained about her sister Mary's lack of help. Jesus told her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her."


Martha"s distractions were well-intention. However she was missing the opportunity to listen to Jesus and enjoy His presence. He is deserving of our deepest devotion, and He alone can fully enable us to overcome any of life's distractions. If you want to be miserable, look within, distracted, look around, peaceful, look up.

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