Eliminating Distractions

Eliminating Distractions

Dillon Reeves was the seventh grader who saved a busload of students a few weeks ago in my mother’s hometown of Warren, Michigan. Dillon sprang into action, applied the brakes, and pulled the bus to safety when he noticed his bus driver was losing consciousness. Dillon credits the quick action to the fact that he did not have a cell phone.

What else are you going to do when you don’t have a phone? Reeves said in an interview with CBS, “You’re going to look at people. You’re going to notice stuff.” (See the following link for the full story: https://www.foxnews.com/us/hero- kid-who-saved-busload-children-credits-lack-cellphone).

Do we look at people? Do we notice stuff? Do we notice those who are hurting around us? Do we see the busloads that are heading down the wrong road toward a spiritual wreck? Are we distracted by our phones? Are we distracted by the other things around us on life’s road that take our attention from what God wishes we were paying attention to?

Samson got distracted from God’s purpose by focusing on the wrong things (Judges 13-16). Luke 10:40 tells us that “Martha was distracted with much serving.” Satan tried to distract Jesus in Matthew 4:1-11.

Proverbs 4:25 encourages us to “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.” Colossians 3:2 tells us to “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Hebrews 12:1-2 advises us to lay aside the weights that are distracting us and look to Jesus. Let’s eliminate distractions and help save a busload!


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