According to google’s dictionary the word DISTRACTION means, a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else and/or extreme agitation of the mind or emotions. If you’re anything like me, then I imagine you’ve had your share of LIFE’S DISTRACTIONS! A distraction can come in the form of a job, a spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, children, co-workers, family and etc.
Distractions are meant to push us off the road to our purpose and destiny, in which instead of moving us forward the smallest distraction can leave us stagnated (at a stand-still) or it can push us 10-50 feet backwards, it can be really hard to push ourselves UP again unless we really avoid distractions altogether. We live in a world where distractions are very common; as a matter of fact it’s so profound until we have actually grown immune to it. “It’s just a part of life,” we tell ourselves; not really giving attention to how disturbing a distraction can really be. A distraction is a silent killer that pops up unexpectedly in hopes to keep you from achieving the things you want and plan to do in your own life.
What’s your destiny? What’s your dream? What’s keeping you from following your heart? While most distractions are things, don’t forget that a distraction can also come in the form of WORDS! Has someone said anything to you lately that completely threw you off course? We have to be careful whom we share our dreams, hopes, ideas, goals and plans with. While people do mean well, they can also be the cause of a person not achieving their dreams, all because they didn’t get an opportunity to achieve theirs.
Distractions come in all forms, such as noise. You can never focus when you have too much noise around; you must get to a quiet place and make some time for yourself. If you don’t – then you’ll never be able to focus long enough to hear from God. Yes…God – he created you so therefore he knows the plans he has for you and the road in which he wants you to travel to get there, but you have to create a quiet place in order to hear directly from him. The phone is a major distraction. I never seen so many people on phones in church services; this could not have happened in my church back in the day. I also have never seen so many cases of phones causing accidents all because of distractions. Social media (while good), sometimes we can spend too much time on it. The 3 hours spent on social media liking friends pages and posting selfies could actually be time in which you could be finishing the next best book or movie that will take this nation by storm (Do you feel me?) Lastly, that brings me to time which is known to be the worlds greatest distraction because we misuse it the most.
I don’t know what your distractions may be today but figure out a way to find peace in the middle of it. Pray if you must and ask God to reveal what it is that is keeping you from focusing like you should or what’s keeping you from moving forward. Some of us should be miles ahead of ourselves by this point but distractions have made a home in our life and kept us from moving into our destiny. If you’re not where you want to be in life, look around you because it just might be a distraction that’s holding you back.
FOCUS! Because your DESTINY is so much better than a distraction…
CAN WE HAVE A CUP OF TEA AND CHAT A MOMENT?…
You know when I was younger, I didn’t have any friends as a matter of fact; because I kept to myself people deemed me as the weird kid and stayed away from me. But when people did stop and talk to me; I noticed I had a voice – and a good ear for listening. My voice provided comfort, support, encouragement, upliftment and my ears provided safety for their secrets and most precious thoughts. It was then that I discovered that while I may not had the outer beauty a physicality that I wanted so desperately to gain attention. I had something so much more beautiful on the inside of me. Something more precious than just being the cute girl next door….I had an encouraging voice.
Now I know that doesn’t sound like much, but we all have at least one thing about ourselves, one unique thing that makes us stand out in the crowd.
Encouragement was my gift. Do you know what your gift is?
In 2015 JustsumInspiration was born, I had finally accepted the call on my life to do what God had already equipped me to do and that is and always has been to encourage others. So, everything that’s placed on the justsuminspiration page was geared to do just that. But now that we are in 2017, almost 2yrs since the page was created; I now want to change things up and instead of writing all the time, now I want to hear from you. What are you facing in your life right now that you need help with, do you need a listening ear or do you have a question that you’ve been pondering and don’t know who to talk to? Well, JustsumInspiration is changing to be more than just a page that features pics, graphics and words……It’s now a place where you can talk to me and I talk to you, just think of it as having an extra friend to communicate with.
So you may message me through Facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will answer your questions about God, Love, Marriage, Divorce, Being Single or even How to act on a job when your boss is acting crazy or just random things that you would like to talk about in general. These responses will be in video format (your name excluded, if you want) that will be posted on the justsuminspiration page. All that I don’t have answers for will be prayed about and researched. I want this page to be more than a place where you come and see words, but a place where you can come and feel comfortable with speaking what’s on your heart.
P.S. I am also thinking about sending out a monthly 7-day devotional, so if you would like a copy, please make sure you sign up on the popup link on the justsuminspiration page with your email address to receive yours or other notifications regarding the site itself.
P.S.S. I’m sure most of you noticed that I didn’t post anything for the month of December, Well since my last post on 11/23/16 and 11/11/16. My mom’s health had declined, she passed away on 11/29. So the month of December was hard for me in that respect, I cherished; loved and adored my mom so much. When I’m able, I will do a post concerning that situation but I can’t bring myself to do it right now. Please keep me and my family in your prayers.
So I appreciate your patience as I make a couple of changes to the site and the Facebook Page & Stay Tuned for more inspiring content!!
Roshonda N. Blackmon – Author & Creator of JustsumInspiration.com