Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Is it even possible for me to run a Distraction-Free business? Is it realistic that I can stay on the path of my calling 100% of the time?
If I don’t believe this to be true, then I’ll lose the distraction battle. Yes, a lot of times I feel overpowered and overwhelmed by the temptation to take power into my own hands and start something new, but God’s Word reminds me that Yes, I can live Distraction-Free.
Paul wrote in Galatians:
"So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh". (Galatians 5:16 NIV)
Paul doesn’t say it will be without slip-ups, easy, or automatic, but the Bible does say “It is possible!”
So how do we walk in the spirit? What do we need to know and do? What do I do when a seemingly “god” idea confronts me and tempts me off my path?
Before we answer that, we have to confront a deeper issue: your current situation might be holding you back.
Right now you might be in a business that’s distracting you. You might be heavily invested in something that you know isn’t your calling.
And that’s OK!
Yes, it’s fine. God’s going to use that for your good!
Why? Because we are God’s adopted children. He knows the temptation is around. He knows the devil roams around like a lion, ready to devour our dreams and visions.
And because God knows this, He sent Jesus as our hope for overcoming these battles.
The bible says:
"In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory". (Ephesians 1:11-12 NIV)
It’s very important you don’t miss this. First, we must put our hopes in Christ Jesus.
It’s not that we need to stop being distracted, it’s that we need to focus more on Jesus. When we do this, we will come to realize more and more how important it is only to do your calling and only to fulfill your purpose. By focusing on Jesus, you’re putting up blinders that prevent the temptation from coming across your desk.
It’s incredible that in the middle of our own temptation, God gives way out and into His path for us: Jesus.