I am easily distracted

“Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.”  Psalm 86:11.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Amos 4-6, Psalm 86, and Titus 1.

I am retired but I have a lot going on!

My goal is to be close to God full-time, but I have a “divided” heart.  I am more attracted to distractions than I am to Him.

I find myself praying and suddenly a distraction jumps in and takes over.  My thoughts turn to whatever it is, before I realize what has happened and return to praying.  I know that things need to be dealt with and that God has His Ways of bringing them to my attention.  Maybe not all distractions are a bad thing?

I envision a life uninterrupted by the world I live in.  It won’t happen.  I must, however, be mindful to persistently seek Him even during distractions.

How God has any use for me defies logic.  Yet He is a God of dimensions that are unfathomable.  That He has use for each of us, proves that we are seen individually by Him.

I want to please Him in everything I do.  I need to maintain that intention all day.  I need to remind myself that ultimately He is in charge.  He has promised to guide me if I call on Him.

“Lord, forgive me for losing track of You.  I am weak.  I am very easily distracted.  Take me over now.  Pressure me into following You.  Prick my conscience when I am loose from You.  I need You every second.”

Can you pray without getting sidetracked?

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