Being introduced to computers and other like technologies or even born with the concept of the ipod, there’s simply more distractions now than ever. We’re bombarded each and every day by creative, brain-washing marketing. The marketplace is battling each and every day for new customers, willing to do anything to gain one.
And we’re the consumers. We’re a roaming herd, searching for items to buy. We’re here for the picking.
But these cannot be any excuses to serve God. When we want to be fully committed to Him, we must eliminate these distractions from our lives so we can be separated and prepared for Him. All of our interests and hobbies must come second to His work. It could be as simple as listening to other genres of music or beginning new habits, such as waking up to read a daily devotional. Rather than aimlessly watching tv, read a few chapters of the Bible.
I know it’s so hard to eliminate things you’ve been doing for so long and attached to, but try as hard as you can! The more and more you disassociate yourself with these things, the more you realize you don’t really need these outlets. You don’t really need much at all. Happiness and satisfaction will come. Have patience. We just have to ask ourselves, are we prepared to live for Him and in doing so, can we separate ourselves from things or people in our lives that’s been keeping us from His ministrations in us?