In a world where there are so many distractions competing for our attention, it is more important than ever to focus on God’s plan – His promises and priorities for your life.
We need His divine order to come back to secure divine ownership. What God owns He protects and provides for. As Graham said recently, divine order is that process or plan that originates from God, and when applied, results in maximum blessing for the one following it and brings joy to the Father’s heart.
We don’t realise how much joy our children bring to us when they listen to us and exhibit a teachable spirit. We should be much more concerned with what pleases the Father than what pleases us. A message was shared on the All Nations leaders group, “The most obvious sign of pride isn’t boasting, but a lack of prayer”, to which the response was, “that is profoundly true”.
We need to take time to listen to the news, but it is only when the TV and social media are turned off that we can think deeply about what God has in mind for us.
According to the media strategist Melissa Leiter, the lifespan of a Twitter tweet can be as brief as a couple of seconds. A Facebook post might remain in a newsfeed for two hours. By contrast, God’s plans and order are eternal and His words have lasted for centuries and settled in heaven.
It is for you and me to take some time today and every day to tune out the fleeting messages the world is sending us so that we can think about what matters and what is eternal. This will put into perspective the many distractions that crown our hearts and then we will be able to hear and agree with His purposes for us.
His purposes are unchanging and profoundly good. Screening out the distractions that clamour for your attention will give you a clear mind to focus on what really matters. “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation” (Matthew 26:40) is Jesus’ message to us today.
This will put into perspective the many distractions that crown our hearts and then we will be able to hear and agree with His purposes for us.