Distractions


We have the privilege of watching this amazing giant of a dog-named Harvey at our home; he’s about 150 lbs. Tibetan mastiff. Gentle Giant!

As I am watching him fall asleep a tiny fly comes flying by his face and it wakes him up, quickly he’s up and tries to catch it because it annoyed him.

It made me think… yes I do that sometimes.

How many times in life are we at peace and something small comes along and distracts us and takes away our peace? How many times are we in peace and joy with our family, our careers, our relationship with God and something happens that takes away our focus from those things and puts it on the fly of a problem?

I’m pretty sure if Harvey would have just fallen asleep the fly would have just kept going and that would have been that. But noooo, he decided to get up and try to catch it and unfortunately for him he didn’t, so he tried to go back to a comfortable position to sleep and the fly came again and up he was… time wasted if you ask me.

Do we put too much effort in something that is supposed to be fleeing? A problem or situation that is short lived but we give it all our attention? Lots of time wasted on a worry or a problem that will resolve itself or we need to just let it play itself out.

I don’t know about you but if a problem is here I need to resolve it! 😫 Not because I have to but I just feel the need to make everything ok. Like Harvey, I’m a working progress.

Harvey was not in his personal home but was adjusting to find peace and rest when here comes the fly to add more drama in his life.

Makes me think about when we have a new job, a new relationship, a new found commitment to cultivate a relationship with God and just as your about to get adjusted and find peace here comes the fly buzzing around making you lose focus on what’s important. Flys can take away our focus to the point that we only see the fly and not all that surrounds it. You need to adjust, refocus on what’s important and let the fly just fly by, it will eventually.

Harvey did finally fall asleep because he was exhausted then the fly and other creatures coming by him didn’t matter!

John 16:33
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

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