In August of 2011, a LifeNet helicopter crashed in a pasture near Mosby, Missouri, within sight of and only a mile from the intended destination. The pilot and three passengers were killed instantly. Investigators believe the pilot engaged in an extensive text conversation with a colleague about dinner plans while he was conducting mandatory pre-flight checks of his helicopter. Because of those distractions, two opportunities were missed to detect that his helicopter did not have sufficient fuel.
Distractions can cause many problems in our lives, but the biggest ones are distractions away from the spiritual life. In the Parable of the Sower, one of the soils He described was the “thorny soil.” He later explained the hearts represented by this type of soil, saying, “Like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful” (Mark 4:18-19). Jesus was warning about the distracted life. Don’t let "distractions" keep you from reaching the heavenly destination that God desires for you. Oftentimes we say concerning our spiritual life, "I was going to, but I got distracted by....(you fill in the blank)." Isn't it time you get back on track?
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