When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.”
We are, by human nature, easily distracted. We also seem to forget what we know if it is not right in front of us to remind us. We use the adage, “out of sight, out of mind” because it is true. During these next few weeks as we work from home or places where we are not around our co-workers, nor our boss, we are going to need to really double down on our focus to be sure that we remain on task and on-purpose. None of this is easy, but it is necessary and so needs to be how we spend out time throughout the day. Start today intentionally knowing what needs to get done and stick with it until it is done. That sense of accomplishment will be rewarding.
Moses goes up to the mountain and we are told that because he didn’t come back down right away, the Israelites quickly turned to Aaron and wanted some other gods to worship. We are so easily distracted that like other things, if God is not right in front of us (in either our deep times of need or high times of blessing) we start wanting other things to worship. I cannot think of another time in my lifetime when it is more important to individually and collectively keep our focus on Christ than right now. What is there to distract us from Him is fueled with fear, anxiety and stress. But we know if we keep our focus on Him, those distractions will be lessened and He will take them from us.
Reference: Exodus 32:11 (New Living Translation)