Distractions are a danger to your dreams and destiny and you have to get rid of them. Distractions are a plan of Satan to steal, kill and destroy your dreams and visions before they become reality. The secret is stay focused. Focus on what is deep in your heart and what God has spoken to you. Don’t get caught up on the money or fame but take the journey He has planned for you. Don’t allow anyone or anything to talk you out of the dream and goals you have in your heart. Quickly put the negative people in their place and move on. Be careful whom you allow to influence your thinking and also becareful what you give attention to.
John 10:10, The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. But Jesus came that you may have life and have it abundantly.
-I have listed 5 tips below that will help you avoid distractions and keep you focused.
1. BE CALM AND CLEAR YOUR MIND
When you are overwhelmed with a lot of things to accomplish I encourage you to stay calm and trust God. Clear your mind by renewing it with the word of God and meditate on it. That will help you reset your mind and remove every clutter and distractions that have been hindering you from reaching your highest potential.
Zephaniah 3:17 “For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
2. DEAL WITH ONE TASK AT A TIME
When it comes to focusing and avoiding distractions dealing with one task at a time is a must because it allows your mind to be clear and not cluttered. Juggling a lot of tasks at once will cause you to be overwhelmed which will leave your mind confused and you will end up accomplishing nothing because there were to many distractions. Breathe, take your time , tackle one thing at a time, it will make your life easier and you will be able to reach and accomplish your goals without distractions because your mind is now clear and focused.
3. DETOX FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is the biggest distraction in this century. It will cause you to focus on other things instead of your dreams. Social media has caused a lot of distractions where people spend most of the time comparing their lives with their friends and other people’s lifestyles and they end up having no time to focus on their lives and dreams. The problem with this is that it has affected so many people in a negative way and caused a serious impact on their self-esteem. Taking a break from social media will help you refocus and remove all the unnecessary distractions that have been destroying your life and hindering you from achieving your dreams.
4. RESIST THE URGE OF PROCRASTINATION
Whatever you do avoid procrastination. Procrastination is a mentality that causes you to avoid responsibility in favor of feeling good right now. It makes you postpone projects and tasks which allows room for more distractions to be present in your life which will cause you not to accomplish anything. The enemy will bring distractions in your life so that you can fail to accomplish your goals and dreams. Do not second guess you ideas, plans and what God has called you to do and just do it.
5. PRAY FOR DAILY FOCUS
When your mind is overwhelmed and surrounded by many distractions that are stealing your focus stop everything your doing and pray to God to deliver you from the spirit of distraction that is coming against your dreams and destiny.
Say this prayer with me…
Dear lord deliver me from the spirit of distraction that is stealing my focus, joy , happiness, dreams and destiny. Help me to be focused in all I do, to Your praise and glory… as well as being both fruitful and increasingly productive, May I concentrate my efforts in the most efficient and effective way, so that I may fulfill my daily duties and responsibilities with creativity and integrity. Fill me with the wisdom and resourcefulness I need to be proactive in carrying out my task with a cheerful disposition and a sensitive spirit. Lord it is my desire that I reflect Your love and grace to all with whom I come in contact.. so that Your name will be honoured and glorified – this I ask in Jesus name, Amen!!!