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The word “multi-tasking” is very common to all full time moms. They are cooking while cleaning the house while washing the clothes while taking care of the baby and feeding dogs. It is also always associated with computer multi-tasking. This is having different tabs or windows in just one screen, different sites, like google, facebook, yahoo, twitter, tumblr, instagram, youtube, blogspot, and many other social networking sites with the addition of different digital programs you used like MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc… And you have with your table also your reading materials, reports, projects that you need to finish while reading your Bible? You are managing all of that at the same time. Sounds great or disgusting?
Let’s find out by understanding the difference of “multi-tasking” to “multi-distraction”.
What do we really mean by multi-tasking?
The world generation’s misconception to this word is basically a person thinks that it is the ability to do more than one task at the same time (as we have mentioned earlier). Thinking that they can:
· Save much time,
· Accomplish more tasks,
· And maximize their energy.
That is somehow true but not 100% correct.
Multi-tasking is doing a GROUP OF TASK OF THE SAME CLASS (of course) that leads you to meet your deadlines, targets, or simply ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOAL WITH EXCELLENCE.
It is simply knowing the importance of things. What you prioritize is what you pursue or what you pursue you should prioritize. And that is same with seeking the will of God, it should be our top priority and obeying His will is what we should pursue. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”. (Matthew 6:33)
What is multi-DISTRACTION?
Distraction is what interrupts or divides our attention that causes delay. So, multi-distraction is huge interruption or giant division of our attention that results from our defeat.
To cut it short, it is “PRIORITIZING THE WRONG PRIORITY”.
How to avoid multi- DISTRACTION?
To be straight, I CAN’T give you ways to avoid it (instead read your Bible and find it out.)
BUT, I CAN give you reasons WHY do you need to shun distractions.
1. It makes your vision vague.
- you become easily deceive by the enemy (you didn’t even chew what you consume).
2. It wobbles your faith.
- and that causes you to tremble (that makes one man weak).
3. You easily trade opportunities.
- it is equivalent to failure answering the call (or worse, rejecting the call).
4. You get yourself busy
- Being Under Satan’s Yoke (you just give yourself burden and accomplish nothing).
5. Cause you to NEGLECT your GREAT COMMISSION (Matthew 28:19)
- your TOP MISSION is taken for granted (just for your own pleasure).
There are more reasons why we need to avoid it and that’s too many to mention. Yeah, I know, it is easy to say but hard to put in action. We are not emphasizing negativity here; we are just facing the fact that ‘distraction’ is what hinders us.
Doing so will not be easy if we are just relying upon ourselves. But with prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17) (Jame 5:13) and with the help of the Holy Spirit and focusing on Jesus, bringing glory to our Father will be rewarding.
So, let me share to you this verse:
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.
God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability,
but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape,
that you may be able to endure it.