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He Wants Your Undivided Attention 

Distraction: a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else.

Have you ever thought of what distracts you?

Or better question…

What things in your life prevent you from giving God your full attention?

Easy answer for me. I always allowed my desires to trump everything in my life. Most of my decisions were a reflection of the things I wanted and thought I needed.  I had a “lust for life.” I wanted to experience everything, see everything, have everything no one ever thought I could have. I thought I was giving God all my attention because I went to church every Sunday, Mon, Tues, Wed..prayed every day, read my word, etc… but I had to realize I was just giving Him my time. My thoughts on Him stopped when the prayer was over; when church dismissed; when the situation was no longer too much for me.

I later learned that giving God my time isn’t the same as giving Him my attention…

When something has your attention it transcends situations, circumstances, emotions, etc.

Think about when you have a crush on someone… you are literally thinking about them nonstop! You could be in class, at the gym, heck even in church and you just can’t stop thinking about that person! You wonder what that person is thinking about. You wonder how they feel. You even make decisions that include them. In fact, sometimes we will even inconvenience ourselves for them!

What this person has is something much more valuable than your time…they have your attention…

It’s deeper than time because whatever has your attention uncontrollably informs your actions, emotions, decisions, behavior, and so much more…

Psa 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

You see David understood that. He understood that God needed to have his full and undivided attention. 

We all have a lot of distractions.  From relationships, money, school, T.V., friends, family, etc we have a lot of things in our lives that we give our undivided attention to via our meditations. We fail to realize that our meditations are essentially a reflection of what we serve. If I say that God is my strength and my redeemer but I spend all my time trying to figure out how to build my own strength/how to be my own redeemer than is he really my God? Do I sit and wonder: Is he happy with my decisions? Am I doing things to please Him or myself? These are the tough questions we have to ask ourselves. We need to constantly redirect our energy to Him.

So this week I’m focusing on setting my attention to Him. The words that come out my mouth, the thoughts I allow, the decisions I make all need to be aimed towards Him. Afterall, He is concerned about your concern for Him…

Be encouraged… Have a great week!