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When I was a kid, I loved going to the circus. It was magical. There was so much to see, so much action being performed at once.
There was clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, jugglers, magicians, uni-cyclists, and so much more than I can even remember.
I never knew where to look! It was like sensory overload!
I would watch the jugglers but then I would start thinking I was missing something better and start looking around for what it could be! Then I would focus on the clowns! I that would entertain me until I saw something else out of the corner of my eye that I thought looked more entertaining!
And this would go on and on until the circus was over! I never just focused on once thing, my focus kept jumping because I knew that there was always something better to see.
Can anybody relate to this? Was this just me?
As a kid I was always easily distracted! But you know what? As an adult I am also easily distracted!
Life pulls my focus in a thousand different directions!
EXPOUND!
Staying focused on God in today’s ever changing world is not easy. Life happens so fast in the 21st century that if your cell phone is 12 months old it’s out of date!
Did you know this hectic rush of life we experience isn’t unique to our generation? Surprising, because how many times have you heard about “the good old days” when life was slower and more simple?
“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired” - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Even in the 1920’s, people’s lives were hurried, distracted and hectic.
Still, I’m convinced that there has never been as many distractions in the life of a person as we have now.
So how do we stay focused on God in the daily grind while so many things are competing for our attention?

1. Begin the day with God

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