distracted ol’ me

I can get so easily distracted. Don’t believe me?! Ask my husband!

  I start putting a pile of laundry away, and end up cleaning the bathroom! {Forgetting I never finished putting the rest of the laundry away!} I often start projects, and end up tending to another task, forgetting I hadn’t finished what I had first begun! 

You see, I have good intentions, really I do! But if I don’t focus on the task at hand – I become anxious and distracted.
 

Does this ever happen to you?
 
I’ve often referred myself to my husband as “Dug”, you know that goofy dog from the Disney movie “UP?!” “Oh, look! Squirrel!” 😉
 
{Photo Credit:  Disney-Pixar}
 
Like Dug, I’m running here, and running there. I check things off my list, only to overload my mind with thoughts on what’s to come next. I occasionally start conversations and often leave them half-finished. Because my mind is working faster then my mouth. ;0)

Sometimes distraction causes me to miss out on special opportunities with my Munchkins, or  sometimes I’ll miss advantages of a quiet moment with my man.  Sometimes distraction means I breeze past someone while giving a brief “hello” instead of taking the time to ask how they are doing. And worst of all…

Sometimes distraction keeps me from spending quality time with my Savior. 

I often feel like Martha.  She loved the Lord with all her heart, and wanted so much to serve Him.  All her preparations for Him were very well-intended, but she was distracted from the most important thing of all…spending quality time with her Lord.
Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “You are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed or indeed, only one.” Luke 10:41-42      
  
The Lord was able to open Martha’s eyes to the one thing she needed above all others, to spend quality time with Him! While distracted her heart was divided and unsettled. 

Jesus wants our hearts to settle on Him, and Him alone.
 
I sometimes find myself falling in and out of the the Bible routine. {I’m sure you do to.} I believe the devil works hard to keep me away from my Bible and the Lord. It’s truly a die to self, daily opportunity, to strive for.
 
“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God,with all my heart, I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86:11-12

 

{Photo Credit: Stock Photo}

 
When I’m distracted I tend to create a division in my heart. The need to check things off my list means I’m often not spending time where I should be:  with the Lord and or my family.
 
What about you? How do you take precious moments captive; with your family? How do you as a homemaker carve out a quiet time with the Lord? How do you keep an undivided heart? I’d love to hear, please share.
 
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