Some of you mentioned in the comments from yesterday, that even Godly things can be distractions. Godly things often are beautiful things, but if they things that keep us away from the heart of God, they are not good for us at that moment.
There has been something on my heart the last few nights that part of me has been longing to pray about, to hear God speak to, and yet, I find myself never uttering the words. I'll start out thinking about what is really on my heart, but then say something to myself like:
Well, I really need to confess my sins first.
Which is then immediately followed by:
Well, now, I really should intercede for ________________ first.
So, by the time I actually get to what I wanted to say in the first place, either I'm asleep or have moved on to something else, either mentally or physically. This isn't say that confession and intercession aren't important because they are. But, even Godly things such as these can be a distraction if it keeps what needs to be spoken under wraps. God wants to speak to those places where I'm lost, confused, or hurt, but if I don't present them to Him, how will I be able to hear Him direct, clarify, or soothe?
Challenge: Is there something you've buried? Something you've put off telling God? Something that you need to get off your
chest and lay at the foot of the cross? No more distractions. Just speak it out to Jesus today.
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