Ever get distracted by something, and not accomplish what you set out to do in the first place?
Running on an open track is definitely easier than having to jump over hurdles, but do we recognize hurdles when we see them?
Nearsightedness can sometimes be fixed with glasses or contacts. Spiritual myopia requires a different treatment.
In an environment that demands that we try to do many things at the same time, where should our focus actually be.
Opportunities that look attractive will regularly pop up. We must choose the best ones to focus on, though, so that we don't get pulled away from what is most important.
Are we investing in an abundant life in the way that God intended, or are we just entertaining and distracting ourselves until the inevitable occurs?
The example of Jesus' priorities when he visited some friends can teach us a few things, too.
There are a lot of glitches, distractions, and excuses that can cause us to stop listening. What lies in store for us, though, if we power through and keep listening?
In their various forms, distractions are all around us. So, how can we spend "quiet time" with God?