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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Distractions

My two and a half year old granddaughter had a dance recital today.  She has been in dance all year.  This was a big deal.  The Tulsa PAC was packed.  She had practiced each week at the studio.  This was the first time in front of an audience that big.  She was wearing her cute ballerina tutu, of course pinkish purple and fluffy.
Distractions
The curtain raised and she was there with her classmates and the music started problem was there was a whole lot of new stuff to see.  All those people, the lights, the curtain, the stuff above her head above the stage, there was just a lot to process.  She got some of the moves in between checking out all of the new stuff.  Her classmates did just about the same thing.

She was distracted.  That is ok, she is two and a half.

As believers, ambassadors of Christ, apprentices of the Lord, we have a part to play.  We have a dance we are supposed to perform.  The stage is much bigger.  The audience is much larger, it is composed of all of those who have gone before, Hebrews 12:1.

Like all of the new stuff on the stage, the world is trying to distract us.  We get distracted by our jobs, our families, our causes, or whatever.  It is understandable when a two and a half year old gets distracted.  But it is not so when one who is supposed to be a mature disciple of Christ is pulled away.  Paul saw that happen with Demas, 2 Timothy 4:10.

When we walk out on the stage, we are not to get distracted.  We are to do what the Lord expects.  Not to gaze at the stuff above us on stage.

The question is, how do we do that?  How do we not get distracted?

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