This World is Not My Home: How to Avoid Worldly Distractions and Keep the Faith

“This world is not my home, I’m just passing through.” This song is a classic Christian hymn, but it admittedly makes focusing on our relationship with the Lord and our heavenly reward sound a lot easier than it is. This world has a way of distracting you, doesn’t it? Whether it’s bills, or struggles at work, or health difficulties, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important. This article is all about helping you focus on preserving your faith and keeping your eyes on the prize!

Make Sure You’re Worshipping the Right Thing

If you took an objective look at American culture, you could very easily argue that money, not God, is our national object of worship. Yes, work and the endless chasing of wealth is, in fact, a very popular national pastime, and unfortunately, a major source of anxiety and a common wrecker of marriages. Of course, you have to work so you can eat and pay rent– just try your best to not let work dominate every waking moment of your life. Take breaks from the grind and prioritize the Lord. Your quality of life and overall happiness will benefit, I promise.

Limit the Intrusion of Worldly Things

This first suggestion is the hardest change to make: limit the intrusion of worldly distractions into your life. What does this mean? Well, it’s different for everyone, but for the most part, this refers to surrounding yourself with as many things as possible that strengthen your faith in God. This could mean something as simple as adding some Christian music to your iTunes playlist or something as complex as finding some new friends who are positive influences on your life.

Don’t Forget to Pray!

Prayer is so easy to do, yet so often neglected. I’m certainly not perfect in this regard and am constantly working to ensure regular prayer stays a habit. There’s nothing you can do that is more important. Not only does prayer allow you to converse with the almighty, it literally improves your health and wellness. If you’re going through a major struggle or even a minor annoyance, like losing your car keys, take a moment and reach out to God through prayer. Do it often enough, and you’ll make it a habit– and there’s no greater habit a person can develop than regular prayer.

My name is Jessica Cox, and my faith in God has helped me break down barriers and find true inner peace. If you’re interested in allowing me to help the attendees at your convention, meeting, or faith-based gathering discover their hidden strengths and learn to live their best possible life, please call me at 520-505-1359 or contact me on my website.