11 Wisdom keys to avoid distractions and protect your focus

In this 3 part series you have seen that in order to be consistent and faithful in our relationship with God and Christ, we have to persevere and cultivate the right kind of daily habits that will keep us close to God.

Now we learn to avoid the powerful distractions that will inevitably come our way to hinder our efforts to build the kind of relationship with God that will ensure our success.

Remember “The only reason why men fail is broken focus”

 Anything that consumes your attention, your time, energy or even finances will require focus.

Satan will try to break your focus on the relationship that you are building with the Lord.

The Word of God shows us that we must prioritize our time, energy, finances and keep our attention and focus on the Kingdom of God and then all these things will be provided for.

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 

Focus determines mastery.

Anything that has the ability to keep your attention has mastered you. That is why having a bad habit can become like an Idol to you.

Your focus determines your energy.

If you really love the Lord, when the alarm goes off on Sabbath morning, the thought of coming to services will give you energy, and you will get up easily because you have been looking forward to coming.

What you look at the longest becomes the strongest in your life.

Philippians 3:13-14

Php 3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. .

Broken focus creates insecurity and instability in everything around you.

James 1:8

Jas 1:8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Only focused faith can produce miracles from the hand of God.

James 1:6-8

Jas 1:6  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Jas 1:7  For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
Jas 1:8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Sight affects desire

What you keep looking upon, you eventually pursue.

Mine eye affecteth mine heart (Lamentations 3:51)

Jos 1:7  Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
Jos 1:8  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Jos 1:9  Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Pro 4:23  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 

Focusing on the Word of God daily is necessary and extremely important.

Deu 11:18  Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
Deu 11:19  And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 11:20  And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Deu 11:21  That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

What you keep seeing determines your focus.

Psalms 101:3

Psa 101:3  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Your enemy is anyone who breaks your focus


Your friend is anyone who helps keep you focused on your relationship with the Lord.

Hebrews 10:24

Heb 10:24  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

Guard your personal schedule

Your daily schedule is your life. Protect your list of what must be done and do them. Put God first in everything!


  • What or who is distracting you away from your relationship with the Lord?

  • Who is encouraging your relationship with the Lord?

  • Are you reading your bible, praying, and spending quiet time with the Lord every day?

  • If not what do you need to change to make that happen?

  • What things do you need to give up in order to have more time with God?

  • Are you attending church consistently? If not why not? Are you paying your tithes consistently?

  • If not why not? When will you change these things that are inconsistent in your life?

In this ERA of God’s church Christ says that He is knocking on your door. He is trying to get your attention, He wants to come in a “sup” with you. do you see this relationship with Christ is so important now? Christ is no longer working with the groups per se now He is working with each of His brothers and sisters. He wants to feed you from the word that you might be ready. FOCUS is everything in this.