3 Steps to Overcome the Enemy called Distraction

Every human was created in God's own image and likeness. According to the scriptures in Psalm 82:6, we are referred to as 'gods'. However, we are flesh and are prone to certain things one of which is distraction. Distraction in itself is one of the many weapons the devil and his cohorts uses to divert  the attention of believers in this time and age. 

Steps to Overcome Distraction

A perfect definition will describe distraction as the process of diverting the attention of an individual or group from area of focus and thereby blocking or diminishing the reception of desired information. The resultant effect of distraction is the abortion of positive results and many times, the devil only sets distraction in a man's way when he is sure that such man will accomplish a lot for God's kingdom.

The main aim of distraction is to "divert your attention or focus from

  • God (The source of your being)
  • Purpose
  • Eternal Life

After diverting focus it then goes a bit further by diminishing the desired information. Which in turn brings about a change in information. Adam and Eve as a case study, there was a diversion of focus which brought about a change in information. (Genesis 3:6)

Every tree was always pleasant to the eye before good for food. But when distraction sets in it turned out to be good for food before pleasant to the eyes.

Distractions can get into the life of a man through diverse ways. Using Adam and Eve as a case study we would be seeing three basic things that brings about distraction in the life of a made man. 


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For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.(I Jn 2:16)

God gave man certain instructions at the beginning one of which is do not eat out of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden. (Gen 2:16-17)

The devil having studied Eve came in from of a serpent to get her distracted, which in turn makes way for a change in information and then destruction. First, he started out with the lust of the flesh.

"...She saw that the tree was good for food"

She was beholding the tree. Her gaze didn't shift, an information was being passed... She saw that the tree would be Nutritive. 

Secondly; Lust of the eyes. "Pleasant to the eyes"

When your eyes sees an object, a signal is being sent to your brain and an information is sent back to your eyes. The information here was "Pleasant"

Thirdly; Pride of Life.

"...A tree to make one wise" The woman is already distracted that she couldn't decipher a wrong information that was passed by the serpent. 

Man lost focus through the things of the world according to (I John 2:16)

Literarily, distractions comes through the five senses which is categorised under the (Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life)

Practical ways to be free from distraction;

• Watch what you see. (Eve)  Genesis 3:6

• Watch what you love. (Samson)

• Guide your heart, for out of it comes to the issues of life

And most importantly, God's word through Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8 admonishes us to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

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