day 2947: Reentry Part 4: Distractions

“I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible”

When the pandemic started, we worried about the distractions while working from home.  Soon, we learned that those distractions could be managed and the trade off of being home for breakfast, lunch and dinner became the norm and it was good.  We also figured out how to share the internet and quiet spaces for Zoom calls.  But, will we relearn what it means to be sitting in a cubicle or office, only to have others having conversations outside of our work area and popping their heads in to just “catch up”? Sure, we will relearn, but now that we have experienced how it might be different, how easily can we, or should we expect ourselves and others to re-assimilate to the office?

Paul tells the Corinthians to avoid distractions as much as possible.  He was talking about those things that distract us from our ability to serve God.  We know what those are.  The question for today, is what are we doing to unlearn those things so that we have our focus, without distraction, in the right place?

Reference:  1 Corinthians 7:35 (New Living Translation)