I read a great quote that said, "If Satan can't tempt us with distruction, he'll tempt us with distraction."
Satan tempts us to get off God's perfect path by distracting us with a plethora of "good" things: things that seem beneficial, that seem profitable, that may even have the appearance of holiness and godliness.
We have all been given a specific course, a path to pursue in both walking with God, and in accomplishing His will for us. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."
Like Paul, we need a singleminded focus to pursue the upward call of Christ Jesus. Let us throw off everything that hinders us from running with perseverence the course marked out for us.
What are the distractions in your life? What things are stealing the precious hours of your days? This week, I intend to spend some time in prayer, asking God to reveal to me the things that are distracting me from His purposes, His perfect path for me.