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No Distractions

They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, "Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed." But I prayed, "Now strengthen my hands."  Nehemiah 6:9 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.The day started out normally. The kind of day where I might have spent all day preparing to complete a project. Everything was going as planned, but suddenly all of the plans were derailed by an obstacle. I became frustrated, but then stopped and realized things could be worst.

If we can remember what God has already done, He will give us strength to press through, regardless of life’s challenges. Many times when navigating through life, our personal testimony gives us encouragement.

So do stories like that of Nehemiah. He had a heart to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and did not allow opposition to make him give up. During every step of progress, his adversaries tried to hinder his work, but he remained dedicated. At times, they were blatantly dishonest, trying to prevent Nehemiah from finishing what he started, but through much prayer, tenacity, and hard work, he completed the task.

Like Nehemiah, we have to remain focused on seeing our dreams come to pass. Whenever life becomes a little hectic and we are bombarded with things that attempt to distract us, we can always find inspiration in the Word of God. And when we know God is with us—even when we have to stop and regroup—we can press forward to fulfill His purpose for our lives.

Don’t allow distractions to keep you from trusting God to complete what He has started in your life.

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Chikita Evans

Chikita Evans is a blogger and former juvenile detention counselor. She is the author of Just When I Thought it Was Over. For additional inspirational articles, please visit her at www.chikitaevans.wordpress.com.