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Persevere through Distractions

Persevere Through Distractions

Distractions can derail anyone. My husband is normally focused and on task. But when he is at the dining table, looks out the window, and spots a furry critter swinging on the bird feeder in the back yard, he becomes slightly crazy. His dislike for squirrels causes him to jump into action to scare the critter away. Often it seems like a battle of wills between him and the squirrel. The squirrel is definitely an interruption.

We have to learn to persevere through distractions that come into life.

This verse from Hebrews 12:1a-2b encourages us to cast off the things that distract us:

…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…

Distractions can derail us, making the goal harder to attain. I have found that when I first fix my eyes on the Lord, I find I can then focus on the task at hand. Many times it is easier said than done; it’s tempting to chase the “squirrel.” The challenge is to persevere through interruptions.

Distractions can stop us from going forward toward our goals. We have to persevere through interruptions to accomplish our goals. In the interview at I share some of the things I learned while persevering to write and publish The Grace Impact.

Beware of the debilitating distractions and interruptions. Press on, with your eyes straight ahead, ignoring the squirrels.

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4 Replies

  1. thanks, Jamie for sharing! Have a blessed day!

  2. Smart words! I often think the enemy is purposefully distracting us from what we need to be doing.

  3. helen

    Tell your husband that my husband has relocated 16 squirrels from our yard to the woods in the past month. They were over-running our yard, eating our petunias, uprooting other flower plantings and vegetable plants. Enough was enough!