• Erica Hackett

DISTRACTIONS

Updated: Nov 7, 2017

Distractions. Well I know I have not been online posting much of anything I cannot say that I have a great reason for it except that I have been distracted. What we don't always realize is is that the enemy is extremely crafty. A lot of people think that all demonic attacks will have you full on Linda Blair in The Exorcist, but I can let you know from experience that that is not always the case.


As believers, we are not exempt from being attacked. There are times when the spiritual attacks are full on craziness and you know instantly what is up, so the enemy has to take other, more subtle approaches sometimes. I can remember when I first gave my life to the Lord. I used to read my Bible all of the time. I would fall asleep with the Bible in my hands I was so on fire for God. If I was not reading from the Bible then I was listening to preaching online or listening to gospel music. It was awesome. I was learning so much. I wanted to be as close as possible be to the Lord. I didn't watch television or anything. I hardly talked on the phone and when I did talk to someone on the phone it was about God.

Well, eventually, I started watching television again. I started playing games on my phone. I was hooked on the Kim Kardashian game and I would not put it down until I reached number one. It was crazy. I was crushing candy, making donuts, strolling through Instagram. I was doing everything except spending time with my Heavenly Father. As you can see, it didn't take me away for a little while; it took me away for months. I was depressed about not having a boyfriend and someone to go places with. I would watch movies and then fantasize about when I would have my happily ever after. It was crazy and they all were distractions.

Isaiah 26:3 says, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Well, my mind was fixed on everything but God and I honestly felt like I was losing my mind. I can testify to the fact that taking your eyes off of God really causes all sorts of confusion, chaos and everything else that comes with it. So just know, just because you aren't out there doing everything that you used to do, it does not mean that you aren't on your way to finding yourself out of God's will. Spend time with Him. Talk to Him. Cast your burdens on Jesus. Don't worry yourself about small things or even big things. God knows the desires of our hearts and He knows what we will need even before we do. Don't let the enemy weasel his way into your mind and your heart and take you off the course that God has laid out for you. Keep your mind stayed on the Lord. Seek Him first and all good things will be added unto you.

So I will end this by saying I am so glad to be back. I didn't even realize how much I missed writing. I apologize to those of you who read my posts and look for them on a weekly basis. I have been disobedient but I am getting back to where I need to be. Love you all and may God bless you and keep you in perfect peace. Until next time...


-E

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