Have you ever been spending time with the Holy Spirit in the morning and keep getting super distracted? Like you CANNOT focus to save your life?
That was my problem a couple days ago during my Jesus time. It was crazy! It is so frustrating, and I ended up texting my pastor about it and she said if I gave up…I would be letting the enemy win!
I never thought of it like that before. Have you?
If you let the enemy distract you, it can be detrimental to your walk with God.
You have to stay focused and be able to have that time with the Holy Spirit or you can fall into the temptations, traps, and lies of Satan!
How do you keep from distractions? Let me give you the advice that my pastor gave me.
First: find a time, preferably in the morning, to spend with Him. I like to have coffee in the morning with the Holy Spirit. The coffee also helps me focus and wake myself up.
Number two: find a nice quiet place to sit at His feet. I like to sit on my back porch by the river.
Third: figure out if silence or soft music is better for your focus. Sometimes I find that it’s different all the time.
Next: just imagine yourself at His feet, in the throne room of grace. Or you can imagine His face; His eyes are like fire, and we know that His hair is white as wool. You look up at Him and He looks at you with SO MUCH LOVE in His eyes. When He speaks it sounds like the waters in a brook. You can go on a walk together and hold hands and tell Him all about your day and praise Him!
After that, just be. That’s it. Just be with Him and don’t worry about anything else. Just worship Him.
Push through until you get your breakthrough!
Remember, God loves you and so do I!
Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.