As we start a new year many people set resolutions. Some want to loose weight and get in shape, others want to pursue dream jobs, while others want to grow closer to God. All resolutions that are set and planned out sound good and realistic until a distraction comes into play.
Distractions can take on many forms. For me, being a single mom, I’m constantly thinking about how to be the best mom for my boys. At times, I get overwhelmed because my choices are important. They not only affect me, but also my boys. I pray daily for clarity and wisdom. But just as I’m about to go into my morning prayer, devotion or meditation session sometimes there’s an interruption or distraction.
“Darn it, I forgot to silence my phone and I just heard the alert.” Yep, thus begins my distractions. Of course, I gotta check it. It could be the greatest. e-mail of all time. Or better yet, someone may have commented on one of my photos on Facebook or Instagram.
“Mom, I’m hungry.” “Mom, he just hit me.” “Mom, can I watch T.V?” The mom questions never end, so I just give up my quiet time to put out sibling wars.
*What are we gonna eat for dinner?
*What will my boys wear to school or eat for lunch today?
*I gotta make sure all of their homework is done, they’ve showered and in bed at a decent hour.
*Gotta make sure I’ve called all my friends back.
*Gotta respond to all my e-mails.
The list goes on and on…until finally I really haven’t accomplished anything, but a whole lot of nothing.
This year I will be goal minded. Purpose driven. I will wake early and go to bed late. Yea, all this sounds great until the third day when my body simply gives out and I fall fast asleep.
But in reality, I will be more focused this year. I want to accomplish more. So sorry Facebook, Instgram and my cozy bed, you will have to wait until I’m done blogging, writing the next NY TIMES best seller, spending quality time with my boys and deepening my relationship with God.
Distractions are not allowed in 2015. Sounds good or paper, right? Well, let me just say, I will be more focused this year. I’m the single mom or two young boys, there will always be distractions. But, sometimes a warm kiss or hug from one of my boys is something I consider the best distraction. And I’ll always make time for that.
I encourage you today to try and stay focused on the purpose God has placed in you. Write your goals down or even make a vision board. That way, you will have a constant reminder about what you are trying to achieve.
Enjoy My YouTube video entitled Distractions: