Are You Too Distracted To Hear God?

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We live in a world filled with the temptation to be distracted. These distractions are around every corner, crying out to us for attention. Even with good intentions and a great desire to walk in Godliness, we can find ourselves lost and off the narrow path.

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” Psalm 143:10 KJV

While it is true, there is nothing new under the sun. One could argue, there has never been a time such as these, at least not since the days of Noah. A time when It has been so easy for the enemy to steal our attention and to do it so subtly.

It seems everyone, everywhere, is staring into a cell phone. Spending their whole lives looking into a pane of glass. It would appear people can’t bring themselves to walk, much less drive a car without a desperate need to give their attention to this tech seductress.

How can one begin to hear God? How can one hope to walk down the narrow path of righteousness with all this turbulence in our minds? With all these screens surrounding us, longing for our eyes?

Even those who are not casting their eyes on a device are still walking around with an earbud attached to their skull. Has the world become so boring that we are constantly in need of having our minds cluttered with noise and nothingness?

We must learn to be diligent in our pursuit of the Saviour. We must set aside a quiet time. Far away from distractions and devices, so that we might study his word, pray and hear his voice. Otherwise, we are like a blind man trying to find a covered path in thick woods. Lost in darkness without a lamp. How could we ever hope to find the way?

I ask you, what is the first thing you do every morning? Which god are you reaching for? Do you reach out for your cellphone, or do you get on your knees before the one who TRULY knows all, created all and loves all?

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” Psalm 143:8 KJV

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Shawn L. Ozbun is an independent podcaster, author, and commentator on many biblical topics. Shawn is a student of the scriptures, ancient writings, Dead Sea Scrolls, and biblical Hebrew language. Above all, Shawn is passionate about furthering the Kingdom of God, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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