Focus and Distractions

Focus and Distractions

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Concerned about her son, the mother of King Lemuel gave him advice about the way in which he should govern. She began with three strong warnings. First, to be careful about his relationship with women – in fact, in all his relationships. His mother knew how easily we could be distracted and sidetracked.

Second, she warned of the dangers of strong drink. It can weaken our minds and lead to distorted thoughts. And it can impact our wills and emotions. Third, she reminded Lemuel that some things might, technically, be permitted but ultimately would cause harm. Paul expressed similar thoughts when he wrote, “All things are lawful, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful, but not all things edify” (1 Corinthians 10:23).

We need to be aware that some actions, habits, and thoughts can seem harmless but ultimately weaken us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. They can corrupt our minds and impair our reasoning. King Lemuel’s mother encouraged him to be concerned for others, to do what he could to help the weak and needy, to be resolute about living according to God’s principles, to resist temptations, and to be bold in speaking out for these standards.

Remember that you have been blessed so that you can be a blessing to others. Seek to be faithful to the mission God has given you. Avoid distractions and focus on serving Him.