I’m joining in the Five Minute Friday link-up to write about distraction. We’re in a pandemic, so the topic seems timely.
A little chime.
How can I focus with another distraction?
Sometimes it’s worth it; a call or text from a far away family member or close friend, a question from one of my sons, my husband wanting a hug. And I fail at this too, when I don’t stop and appreciate their importance.
But most of the distractions I face every day are not high priority.
They are either unimportant overall, or just not the one thing I need to focus on in the moment. My tired mind and sensitive heart are constantly and too easily pulled away.
But when I stop…
When I take the time to slow down and be in the moment,
when I look into your eyes and really listen,
or determine that the task in front of me rightly requires all of my attention for now,
…then I am truly present.
I may actually finish my good work.
I may accomplish not for the sake of accomplishment itself, but because what I’m doing matters.
I may be able to do my next right thing in love.
Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people…Colossians 3:23 CSB