Have you ever opened the fridge or went into another room and asked yourself, “What did I need from here?” I have an even better one. Have you ever went to Wal-Mart or Target for ONE product but somehow came out with a hundred bucks worth of everything except the product that you needed? This also happens when referring to our purpose or goals we set for ourselves. We lose sight of what we came here for.
Being distracted has always caused me to lose sight of what I really needed to be doing. Example: I've been talking about blogging for over a year now. I just recently (November 1st, 2012) started my blog. It took me all of twenty minutes to set up my page. I spent a couple of weeks before planning topics to write (almost none of which I've used). What distracted me? Fear! Fear of failure. Fear of no one reading it. Fear of hurting someone’s feelings with my realness. Sad, but true. I let fear drive me into delaying my number one goal and withholding information that someone might have needed.
How could I forget that my testimony was not for my journal but for the world? How could I forget the vision that God had given me as a young adult? How could I ignore my passion and deny someone water for their thirst? Thank God for friends who encouraged me to not operate in fear. At the end, I recognized how lame it was for me to focus on all the negative and not the positive.
Now that I am over my fear (and myself) I have flourished. I've gotten countless comments and encouraging emails. People have emailed me to let me know that something I said encouraged them or helped them in some sort of way. I've gotten comments that are so sweet and I've also gotten advice (which is priceless).
Are you in place where you've forgotten what you came here for? Ask yourself this; what am I gaining by not doing what’s on my heart to do?