It’s too easy to become distracted today. We have everything available at our fingertips. This wealth of stuff can take our attention away from being present. Our smartphones by themselves can cause us to disengage from the task at hand. Today’s verse speaks of being undistracted. We read in 1 Corinthians 7:35: “I am trying to help you and make things easier for you and not make things difficult, but so that you would have undistracted devotion, serving the Lord constantly with an undivided heart” (TPT).
When I considered undistracted devotion and an undivided heart, I think of focus and dedication and intention. I think of commitment. What Paul is describing here is a solid relationship, not something that comes and goes depending on free time and life situations. An undivided heart means that you have a heart for Jesus and your love for Him will not be in jeopardy because of someone else or the things of this world. You are all in with Jesus. He is your firm foundation and you will not be moved.
The phrase undistracted devotion reminds me of Jesus’ mission here on earth. Remember how He noted it wasn’t time yet to act — His time had not yet come. Remember how He was focused on getting to Jerusalem. Recall His time alway when He sought out the Father in prayer. Consider how He focused intensely on the will of the Father. Not my will, but Your will be done. That’s undistracted devotion. That’s keeping your eyes fixed on God and not letting anything get in the way. Today, ask the Spirit to reveal to you anything that may be distracting you from Jesus. Ask Him to open your eyes so you can be more focused on Jesus.
Thank you God for allowing us the privilege to know You intimately. Lord, help us to not take advantage of this awesome opportunity we have to know You more and to do life with You. Jesus, it is You I want. Jesus, it is You I need. May my eyes be ever fixed on You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!