This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: 2 Timothy 4:7 (ESV)


Today, I am thinking about how to avoid being thrown off your game.

Recently, we talked about waiting on God and all of the things we endure while we’re waiting on Him to answer a certain prayer for us. Sometimes when we’re grappling with things privately, it is easier for us to become distracted, irritated, or ultimately thrown off our game.

When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about Nehemiah’s story and how he handled those who tried to distract him. Nehemiah was tasked with restoring about two miles of Jerusalem’s broken walls. His distractors didn’t show up at the beginning of his work but instead toward the end. However, Nehemiah utilized his energy for God’s purposes and not for others.

His distractors used several tactics to keep him from finishing the wall. They set up meaningless meetings for him to attend, but he did not show. They tried intimidation, but Nehemiah dismissed them. He didn’t even spend time talking to his friends about what his distractors were doing to him. He just kept his energy totally focused on his task from God.

I always think about Nehemiah when I’m trying to avoid distraction and to stay on task. If that is you, and you need to stay on task and finish strong, cling to these words: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, don’t be thrown off your game.