So today I came into my office with express focus to purge.

I’m not a good purger.  In fact I have this uncanny ability to find “forever value” in the strangest things.  I think Chachki is the word I’m looking for.  Candles that I might one day light.  A trinket that has some weird sentimental value.  A drawing from one of my kids.  A book I might read.  CDs… our home doesn’t even own a CD player anymore!

So today is the day.  And I’m doing ok, but as you can see, now I’m distracted.  And distraction I believe, is one of the enemy’s greatest tools.

Have you found yourself reading scripture, or spending time trying to “Be Still and Know…” only to have a list formulating in your mind of the things you need to do and people you need to speak to?  I sure have.  How do we overcome such distraction?  Practice.  The more time you spend with God, the more focused you’ll become.  Similar to getting got at an instrument, or a craft, it’s all in the time you put in.

For me distractions abound, and that in combination with all the stuff I keep – it would seem that distractions are endless.  So today I purge.  Several trips to the dumpster and recycle box later and I feel good.  Looking around my room, I know I have a long way to go, but we work in small steps and practice.

Free yourself from distractions and stuff – purge them both!



About steve.dick

A husband, father, son. Jesus Follower. Worship Leader & Pastor. I like making music, and eating chips... oh, is that too personal?
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