filter out all distractions

Guest post today:

I grew up in the era of secretaries and I was blessed with many good ones. Early in my career there was Ann Marie who would take my meager dictations and with skill and polish turn them into a thing of beauty. At the end of my career it was Wendy, the master of the computer, who created an elaborate data base that quickly identified new trends in an ever changing environment, while I struggled to get a dial-up connection.

Somewhere in between those years came Judy. She was neither cutting edge nor even the fastest, but she had an incredible talent. Judy was able to filter out all distractions from employees’ angst to corporate demands; she would only hear and react to my voice.

Now, many years later, in retirement as I remember these talented and generous women, who dedicated their work to make me look better; it is Judy’s skill that I find most amazing. It is her skill set that I wish to emulate. 

Can I close my eyes and ears to the distractions of the world and focus only on my Creator and Redeemer? As I approach Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, can I see only His finished plan, hear only His Word of Truth and walk only on His path? When the evil one throws obstacles in my way can my focus for my Lord be so strong that I only have Him and nothing else?

Holy Lord, great Trinity, let me hear and react only to Your Voice. Because You have finished everything, I have only to follow You.  Grant to me that focus, Lord; that my eyes, ears and actions are all for You. Because You are my everything.  Amen.

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Written by a friend who has shared a couple posts with me in recent months. This was her timely reflection about distractions today… Thank you.

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3 Responses to filter out all distractions

  1. lyndalyce says:

    I suspect one does not come to this place of devotion and longing for a single focus in one’s life without many hard fought spiritual struggles. Please thank your “friend” for me. It touched me deeply.

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    • exegete77 says:

      Indeed, it is in the midst of struggles that the focus can come clear. And I typically don’t want or desire the struggles.

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  2. lyndalyce says:

    Ditto. I wish I could get to those deep and meaningful places through other people’s struggles. But, it doesn’t work that way . . with one exception; Christ’s “finished” struggle on our behalf. Thanks be go God for these light momentary afflictions and the eternal weight of glory that awaits us.

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