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Prevailing Voice Daily 31st October

31st October
Text: Psalms 119:37KJV

37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way

In part eight we discussed some steps on how to prevent or avoid distraction. Today we want to discuss further, how to prevent or avoid distraction. It is often said that prevention is better than cure, in other words taking steps to prevent distraction is better than handling or dealing with the distraction when it comes.

Additional steps to prevent, avoid or minimise distraction are:

* Patience: Patientce is a very good virtue to avoid distraction in some areas, especially when it pertains to decision making. The enemies could package an attractive source of distraction so sudden that you feel if you don’t decide on spot you might miss that golden opportunity. Beloved be careful in making quick decision in such instance. For example a business with high profitability can show up suddenly with pressure from known or unknown peoples to invest quickly, or you could meet an cute guy or beautiful lady suddenly especially as a single and you feel if I don’t act now, exchanging contacts I might never see him or her again. Beloved, be patient, think and weigh your decisions, because they might just be packaged distractions from enemies of progress, several are they that have fallen victims of such evil strategies. (2nd Corinthians 2:11).

* Set Daily Task: To avoid or minimise distraction greatly, setting daily task or to do list will help a great deal. To do list guides you on your daily task to be achieved, and so if you keep at it to accomplish each day’s task through self discipline without any element of procrastination, you will discover you are too busy to be easily distracted. Remember, an idle hand is the devil’s workshop meaning a busy or occupied hand cannot be the devil’s workshop. So get occupied with things that will add value to your life, that way you will stay clear of distractions.

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Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord Romans 12:11.

* Fear God: The Bible says the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is a sure way to keep distraction away because distraction is against God’s plan and if you fear God you will not be lured or fall into what is against God’s plan for your life. Joseph was faced with a juicy and promising object of distraction (Portipher’s wife), but Joseph did one thing to help himself and that is “He feared God“. In Genesis 39:9 Joseph said to Portipher’s wife

“There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he (Portipher’s) kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”.

Joseph could not fanthom how he could do such abominable act and sin against God and that saved him from the distraction from Portipher’s wife.

Beloved, as you journey through life, distractions are set by the devil to hinder, delay, stop or to destroy you, but if you make the fear of God paramount in your heart, the power of distraction will be weakened and paralysed. God bless you.

* Father, Let me fear you above all things in this world in Jesus Name.

Ezekiel 44, Mark 2.
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