Note: This a repeat of a post on my previous Blog Site.
I have discovered a spiritual practice while working in the yard. Weeding helps me converse with God about the things I need to get rid of in my life. I am speaking primarily about the distractions that keep me from focusing on my relationship with God. I am often distracted by the world and can lose my focus much too easily. Maybe you can relate. Today God and I had a talk about the spiritual weeds in my life.
There are many things in our world today that get in the way of putting God first. Facebook can be a real time waster for me. I am in a writing group online and after I check in with the group, I immediately log out of Facebook. I have recently discovered an app called the ‘Facebook Feed Eradicator.’ I don’t need the daily toxic political news either. That is one more weed to pull in my spiritual life.
In addition, responding to emails while in the middle of writing or other work assignments is another distraction. We are called to work as if for the Lord (Colossians 3:23) and being distracted and disorganized is not helpful in that endeavor. Sadly, we as a society have put our phones above one-to-one conversation. I will strive to put my phone away during meals or while in a personal conversation.
What distractions of the world pull your attention away from God? The weeds are free. Care to join me in the spiritual weed patch?