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The Danger of Distraction
by Mike Keating on Thursday, 19th of June 2014



When travelling in India, I was amused to see warning signs painted on the back of the many trucks that read “Dan” “Gerous”. It took me a little while to find out who Dan Gerous was.... He was not a wealthy transport mogul. In fact, it was English gone bad because of the position of the outlet so the word ‘dangerous’ had been split into two and now these words have their own life.

I think we face many dangers in the modern world. Sharks, bird flu, global warming, motor vehicle accidents, obesity, and diabetes are all threats to our lives. There are also some serious spiritual dangers. Apathy, materialism, pornography, narcissism, and boredom.


There is the danger of disappointment.


There is the danger of disillusion.


There is the danger of doubt.


However, I consider one of the biggest dangers we face today is the danger of distraction. We live in a world of demanding distractions, demonic, distraction, and deceiving distractions. Instead of being focused on our relationship with God and other through word, prayer and fellowship, we end up wasting time with stuff that clutters, confuses and causes deep frustration.


This little video has a twist and a powerful reminder that a little distraction may have critical consequences. May the Lord give us insight that this applies spiritually as well.



It is a sin to do what God does not want you to do! This fact most Christians understand. It is called a sin of commission. But it is equally disobedient not to do what God wants you to do! This is a sin of omission. After following Jesus for many years, by His grace, I do not have a lot of problems with sins of commission. However, each day I struggle to fulfil what God has asked me to do. And, my problem is simple distraction.


May the Lord give all of us the ability to say with the Apostle Paul...


Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phi 3:13-14 NKJ)