The world is full of distractions, some clearly counter-productive, others intriguing with their potential for good. They may cause us to overlook people, and to miss early signs that all is not as it should be. Indulging in meaningless pursuits absorbs minutes and hours, resulting in wasted days and lack of productivity. Is it your aim to know Jesus and to lead like Him? What do you need to put aside to accomplish the assignment God has given you?

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. —1 John 2:17

Prayer: Lord, so fill our vision with who You are that all else pales in comparison. Stir our thoughts with a deep awareness of Your goodness and greatness, and revive our zeal for You and Your mission. Let the world’s distractions fade in comparison to the greatness and eternal nature of Your kingdom and Your calling. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.