Fatal Distractions

When I experience stress, doubt or worry… sometimes I have to listen to my own CDs. Worry, fear, doubt, stress, illness, drama in your home, job, church, team and a constant viewing of the tragic TV news and are fatal distractions.  These things can cause you to crash and lose focus on your faith, purpose, peace and goals.  Be careful of the FATAL DISTRACTIONS in your life.  Being in bad relationships or giving your time, power and talent to the wrong people or organizations will get you off track from your real goals and purpose.  These fatal distractions could cause you to miss graduating from college, building your business/ministry, staying clean and sober or lose your faith and trust in God.  Anger, depression, trivial things and mindless entertainment to escape can be fatal to the focus you need for your priorities and purpose.  Sometimes people are intimidated by you, insecure around you or try to belittle you because they see your greatness and potential for success.  When you feel that push back or put down from people around you … it’s not about you. They are showing you their insecurities. Don’t allow insecure or small thinking people to ruin your day, steal your peace or take you off track from your purpose. I call these people energy vampires or fatal distractions.  Who or what is consuming your attention?  Who or what has taken your eye off your path?  It doesn’t take much to have an accident when you are distracted.

Many of us drive our cars; texting, talking on the phone, eating, fussing at the kids in the back seat, putting on make up, fumbling with CDs and angry at slow drivers.  These distractions cause drivers to miss their exit on the freeway.  Driving distractions on the road can become costly or fatal accidents on the highway.      

Fatal distractionsIt doesn’t take much for life’s tribulations to block your view  on your road to success.  Emotional and relational distractions can hinder your victory, destiny, blessings, peace of mind and God’s way for your life.  I encourage you to be around the right people, study, listen to inspirational CDs and read the resources that will keep you focused and encouraged.  The main thing is to KEEP the main thing…the MAIN THING!”

~ by Inspirational Speaker, Ordained Minister, Life Coach, College Circuit Speaker and author of the book “SHIFT HAPPENS: The Main Thing is to Keep the Main Thing, the Main Thing”  Jewel Diamond Taylor, www.DoNotGiveUp.net, to book this speaker for your conference, luncheon, church, workplace or women’s retreat, call 323.964.1736 or e-mail Jewel@DoNotGiveUp.net

Trust the process

    “Transforming your life in any area is a process.  Sometimes your past poor choices, past hurt or past setbacks can cause you not to trust; 1) yourself, 2) others, 3) trust God, 4) trust who God sends to help you or 5) trust the process that faith requires for your transformation.

       Healing from loss, illness, abuse, divorce, death, disease, disappointments and grief is a process.  Forgiveness is a process.  Losing weight is a process.  Recovery is a process. Finding a job/home/right relationship is a process.  Birthing your business/ministry is a process.  Writing a book,  becoming debt free or completing your studies is a process.   Don’t be easily discouraged in the process. Faith is a journey that requires  trust.  Trust that once you decide…God will provide and guide you on the path.” ~ Jewel Diamond Taylor

journey of faith

 ” Do not falter at this critical moment, for you are in a time of specific progression to an explicit place in the Spirit.   It is important that you refuse to get discouraged in this process and that you resist and overcome the urge to quit. Be strong and take the time to renew your faith in Me, to bring you through every challenge in victory, says the Lord. I am the victorious one, and you belong to Me.  Be strong and stay focused on things that actually matter–things of eternal value.  Do not get distracted from abiding in My presence, says the Lord.  Stay present with Me.  Then, everything else will be taken care of as you move in the power of My Spirit.  Put first things first every hour.  Feed on things that have spiritual substance. 

Keep an overall sense of where you are and what I have called you to do.  Refuse to allow the enemy to get you bogged down by paying too much attention to details.  The most important thing is to maintain spiritual focus and constantly strive to put My kingdom first in your life, says the Lord.  Everything else will follow in perfect order.  ~ Marsha Burns

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.