|diˈvər zh ən; dī-|
1 an instance of turning something aside from its course

I am easily distracted. Some people may like to call it "free-spirited," but, sorry, no. For example, while writing this post I YET AGAIN changed my blog colors. (but I will stick with this for a while. I promise. You guys probably don't even recognize me anymore...). Ok you get my point.

New projects are rarely finished, even though it drives me crazy to not finish something. I go shopping for ties with my fiancee and get distracted by the pretty shoes (p.s. my fiancee does not love shopping with me).

Sometimes I lose my course...Sometimes I drift over to the other side of where I should be. And I don't mean just at the mall.

It is so hard to keep going sometimes. Especially when I'm unsure of where exactly I'm supposed to be going. I know I have a purpose, and I know that I am here to do good and be good and show others that goodness. But holy hell sometimes I just want to hit people.

Do you realize that Jesus was never diverted? Never. I mean he was God, but he was also a man, on Earth, and there are so many ways to be diverted. But he never erred. He just kept walking. Straight to His purpose.

How do we imitate that??

It still baffles me. I really do want to be good. And I want to get to where I'm going in a timely fashion. But I also want to make Him proud of how I got there.

How do we walk this life, straight to our purpose, without the meaningless distractions? And without hitting people? Anyone?


  1. Jesus also spend countless days alone in deserts and on mountain tops just praising and worshiping God. He spent hours reflecting and seeking the will of His Father. We, instead, spend those endless moments attached to our computers and cell phones and debit cards.... at least, I do.

  2. Jen, so true. You know, I think there should be some law that says each person has to spend a month out of every year in a desert or on a mountaintop. I bet we would live in a better world if we did - less crime, more love. Maybe. But of course, one person can also make a difference...

  3. jessi, there's a discussion going on about this very thing on Nicole Baart's blog - nicolebaart.blogspot.com. I don't mean to spam you, but I think you would really enjoy it. It's based on the book by Donald Miller titled "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" and we're talking about just what you've asked: how do we make sure our lives and our journeys are filled with purpose and meaning?

    I think a life full of meaning, "straight to our purpose," is simply one full of God. It doesn't matter what we do, necessarily, as long as everything we do honours him. Jesus was never diverted from his purpose; he never once strayed from glorifying His Father in everything He did. As long as we imitate that - the glorifying part - we can meander. We probably will. But, remember, He is the one guiding us...

    And I'm all for a month on a mountaintop. Hello, peace and serenity. I would throw my cell phone off the top of that mountain in a heartbeat.

  4. very interesting post. i can relate - i too am easily distracted and wish i could focus more of my time an energy on prayer. thank you for sharing.

  5. Thank you for the post. It's nice to know there are other people who get distracted and want to hit people. Although throwing grapes at their face is more fun and not quite as harmful.
    I think we do that by praying. Which in itself is an obstacle for me. The staying focused part, I mean.

  6. Thanks for the comments guys. Heidi I'll be sure to check out that site. And BlackRose, I usually don't have any grapes to throw around, but I will certainly keep that in mind :)