by Tammy Phillips
March 31, 2021
But she who is married cares about the things of the world–how she may please [her] husband. 35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction. (1 Corinthians 7:34-35 NKJV)
Excerpt from journal January 7, 2021:
Yesterday, in the place of silence…the potty. The place where God LOVES to speak to me. I loudly heard in my spirit… “I AM NOT DONE!” My response, “OK, Lord…?”
What does that mean? I take you at Your word.
Then came the verse at the bottom of my journal: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV)
Ok, God, You are not done. I can expectantly wait to see what you are going to do!
Excerpt from journal January 8, 2021:
Help me focus?
So many distractions!
This is your day!
Excerpt from journal January 9, 2021:
It is 10:13 AM I AM STILL DISTRACTED. I have fed my brain junk information from social and regular media outlets since 4 AM. IT STOPS NOW. I OCCUPY MY DINING ROOM. SPIRIT OF DISTRACTION BE GONE. I EVICT DISTRACTION in Jesus name.
10:59 AM -Prayed through this—- Ugh! Ok——-DISTRACTION is gone. Let’s go.
Have you ever felt this way? Husband calling for one thing, kid’s calling for another and parents another. The news we hear from the media is all bad. The people of the United States seem to have lost their minds. Things seem out of control and whirling. How can all this be happening? When this happens, we have to stop. When this happened to me, the Holy Spirit taught me to EVICT DISTRATCTION.
The Greek word for distraction is perispaō. It literally means drug all around; drawn away, to be driven about mentally; to be over-occupied; too busy, about a thing,
The Websters 1828 Dictionary definition of distract:
- Literally, to draw apart; to pull in different directions, and separate. Hence, to divide; to separate; and hence, to throw into confusion.
- To turn or draw from any object; to divert from any point, towards another point or toward various other objects.
- To draw towards different objects; to fill with different considerations; to perplex; to confound; to harass.
Satan has a plan. He wants to drag us all around, busy us and literally pull us apart. His mission is to distract and draw our attention away from what should be our main focus, Jesus. Why do you think we are told so many times in scripture to behold, look, listen and to pay attention? Jesus has another plan. Jesus took back the keys of the kingdom and he gave us authority over the enemy.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. (Matthew 28:18 NKJV)
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19 NKJV)
So, when Holy Spirit told me to evict distraction, He was showing me that I have the authority to recover the mental property the devil was trying to occupy. We have been given the choice and authority to force distraction out, to bind that spirit up and kick him out the front door. I chose to do exactly that.
I enCOURAGE you not to be drug around when the disturbing winds of the enemy begin to spin around you, evict distraction! Don’t be a “Martha!”
But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” (Luke 10:40 NKJV)