11.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Shiny Object Syndrome

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Sometimes, I can be prone to “shiny object syndrome,” and get distracted.

It’s a prevalent condition in children and anyone who is sitting in a meeting right before their boss asks them a question.

And it often happens when we’re in church.

If you have given your life to Jesus, you are the enemy of Satan and he will do whatever he can to distract you from your focus on Christ.

He will throw shiny object after shiny object at you to keep you from reading your Bible…

Praying…

Sharing the Gospel with others…

When it comes to staying focused on Jesus, recognizing a distraction for what it is… well, that’s half the battle.

Proverbs 4:25-27 says, “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.”

It’s just how when Peter kept his eyes focused on Jesus, he could walk on water too…

But the moment he allowed himself to be distracted by the wind, he began to sink (Matthew 14:28-31).

Today, as you pray, ask the Holy Spirit to help you focus solely on Jesus.

Ask Him to help you fight against distractions and grow in faith through Jesus.

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