What You Can’t Influence Is A Distraction
There is a vast number of issues, people subjects that absolutely do not care about.
Is that ok?
And there is narrow small number of things that care deeply about.
That sounds better right?
To me, being open and clear about the things I care nothing about, gives my remaining energy and concern an unbridled focus. I don’t hesitate to state I can nothing about so-and-so, or this political issue, or this news topic. I find my immediate world brings enough drama to keep my preoccupied.
I never seem to finish my to-do list, so why should I add more to it?
Now, I’m sounding a little selfish right?
But no, it isn’t until “so-and-so” shows up at my door, on my phone or into my wife’s prayer time that it becomes a concern of mine. I think God is able to bring directly to our doorstep, directly in front of our face the things we need to be personally involved in.
Everything else is just a distraction.
I’ve learned that I have a circle of influence. (You’ve probably heard that statement as well) And so why should I give energy towards that which I have no influence. Why speculate on the hypothetical future or given energy to the irreversible past?
So let me repeat a previous statement:
I think God is able to bring directly to our doorstep, directly in front of our face the things we need to be proactive in. Everything else is just a distraction.