I have been told that people with ADHD are distracted easily. That really is difficult to ascertain at times. (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – This means that people may have trouble focusing on some tasks and subjects). We live in a time and country filled with distractions and diversions designed to detour us from the Lord.
I have radio, TV, cell phone and a computer filled with distractions. I seem to have things to do and places to go? I have a car that helps me run errands in minutes. I am inundated with advertisements in the form of signs, emails, messages, mail outs, TV ads – they are everywhere. I see enticements for easy payment plans, free gifts, buy one and get a bonus, and get a free dinner if I listen to a sales promotion. Everywhere I go or do, I find someone vying for my time and money.
It is nice to just sit down, read the Bible, think on it and pray for my day. But I think I have spiritual ADHD. My personal motor starts revving up during this time. My mind reminds me of stuff to do. I go from Bible to busy-ness, from peace to temptations fighting over my attention. Perhaps I should stand up and yell, “SHUT UP” sit back down and…but I need a cup of coffee first…argh! God needs to help me endure all this temptation.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. – James 1:12.