How easily are you distracted? Do you have the habit of starting one project, only to find yourself interrupted by a different project? Have you made plans for what you would accomplish in a week, only to find that you ended up doing entirely different things?

Being distracted is not always bad, but it can be deadly. You see, our spiritual enemy cannot take our salvation away, but he can still work to divert our attention to things that can absorb volumes of our time with little – or often no – spiritual value.

Life will always be full of challenges and potential diversions. Today all one’s time could be spent dwelling on the challenges that have come with Covid-19, or social justice, etc. It is not that we should live in denial of these issues. Rather, we should be focused on what opportunities the Lord will bring our way because of these events.

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15–16

As Christians we must understand that we can become so absorbed with things that we cannot change while failing to accomplish the eternal things that God has instructed us to pursue. We should be the last persons who are distraught over the fact that we live in an evil world. God both saved us and left us here because of that fact. It is our privilege to anticipate spiritual opportunities in the midst of every circumstance of life.

With this in mind, “be careful how you walk.” Paul reminds us that we can be unwise as believers, but instead we should be wise!

We are to make the most of our time. Don’t burn time and energy fretting about all that is going on in the world. The days have been evil since sin first entered this world. We are here to proclaim to people the only true answer to the evils on this planet. It is the message of the glorious gospel. Don’t let the enemy divert your attention from this amazing truth!