Focused, Not Distracted

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God’s call on Nehemiah was specific and clear: He was to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. But powerful people opposed his assignment and tried to disrupt Nehemiah in any way they could.

They sent him many messages, asking for a meeting. But he knew their real motive and finally told them, “There is no truth in any part of your story” (v. 8 NLT). He knew that they were lying, and “just trying to intimidate us, imagining that they could discourage us and stop the work” (v. 9 NLT).

They accused Nehemiah of plotting to become a king, but he knew that he simply was obeying God. They wanted him to stop his work, but he stayed focused and refused to be distracted. In fact, he “continued the work with even greater determination” (v. 9 NLT).

Because of this determination, Nehemiah completed the task God had given him. In spite of the distractions and opposition, the wall was built and God’s work was done.

All of us know what it’s like to face interruptions. They happen every day. Many are important, but some are simply distractions that keep us from accomplishing God’s assignments.

Today, think about the distractions in your life. Are any of these keeping you from accomplishing the Lord’s work? Ask Him to give you a clear sense of His calling and His priorities for you.

Then be alert to distractions, and don’t allow them to disrupt your mission. Remain faithful and focused on His call.