So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV

You know, cell phones that vibrate on silent mode are not really that silent at all. I say this because it happened in church not long ago, a cell phone buzzing away on the pew in front of me. And then the caller left a voicemail. I am sure of it.

I’ll admit it. I am unusually easily distracted and was sucked from listening to that sermon and all my attention was on the cell phone. I thought it was humorous, until I recognized how those little bings and buzzes coming regularly from MY phone distract me even more.

“Bing!” A follow on social media – I click. And click. And click. No more new news, no more new emails, I’m all caught up. A small, five minute distraction…or was it fifteen? How much time have I spent with the Lord today?

So I ask, what gets our focus? “What is seen” or “the invisible God” (Col. 1:15)?

Scriptures teach, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man” (Psalm 118:8) so let us seek His counsel above all and let the silly things the world has to offer fall to the wayside.

Lord, help us to avoid the worldly pitfalls that distract us from our faith, and embolden us to daily find intimacy with You.