On June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk across the Niagara Falls on a high wire. It would be a huge understatement to say the crossing wasn’t easy. As Nik described it, “That mist was thick. It was hard to see at times…..the wind was wild. It would come at me one way and hit me in the front, and then hit me from the back.” As for the distractions, including wind gusts and helicopters, Nik said, “I’ve trained all my life not to be distracted by distractions.”
Along our journey to heaven, we encounter countless distractions. For some it may be job responsibilities or financial issues. For others, it may be the pleasures of this world. These distractions may not be sinful in themselves, but become so when we allow them to draw our attention away from God. How should we respond? We must train ourselves not to be distracted by distractions.