A "spiritual summer." That is all I wanted. A time to get closer to God instead of becoming lazy and growing farther away. I made my plans, even wrote them out. I knew exactly what I needed to do get closer to God this summer break.
I have been unusually (well, not really unusually as this happens to me often) tired lately. We have had quite a bit of rain in the Midwest causing my hubby to have several days off work. I love him dearly but having him home kind of throws my daily routine off a little. Even when I do follow through with my plans, I find my mind wandering all over the place. Not even important things, just crazy stuff. I am so distracted right now!
A horse (no I am not distracted right now, I am going somewhere with this!) wears blinders on their eyes while out riding. This is so that the horse does not become distracted and veer off of the path they are supposed to take. Sometimes I wish I had blinders on my mind. I want to focus on God. I want to do my Bible study, pray or sing praises without my mind wandering.
Friends, I honestly believe Satan is on the attack right now. I have talked to several people who are trying so hard to press in to God and they all say the same thing: they are distracted.
What is your distraction? Is it a physical thing that you can remove when you are trying to be with God? If so, move it! I learned long ago that my cell and computer could not even be in the same room with me while I spend time with God. It was a distraction. Or if you are like me, right now my distraction is not physical, it is mental. My mind just wanders. A little secret...through Jesus Christ we have authority over Satan. Take your thoughts captive! Satan will only attack us and make our minds wander if we let him.
For me personally, when this happens, I close my eyes and just repeat the name of Jesus over and over. Satan trembles and flees at His name therefore the attack is over! Sometimes I have to do this several times in one sitting but that's okay! I don't mind kicking Satan in the gut and I sure don't mind getting closer to God.
When you are being distracted, take authority over Satan and put your focus back on God. Let's have a spiritual summer together!