In his book “Outwitting the Devil,” Napoleon Hill interviews Satan and discovers how the enemy distracts the believer, namely, through encouraging us to drift. He defines it as “the process through which the devil controls the souls of mankind.” The enemy accomplishes this through muddying up our sense of purpose, confusing us, giving us an unhealthy desire for excess, and – last but certainly not least – instilling fear.
This week we’re unpacking the first D of 3-D drifting: Distraction.
Distraction is defined as “drawing away or diverting, as the mind or attention”; or “extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.” We’re pulled away from focus; pulled away from the things God calls us to do.
But we can be pulled away by good things, too! Those “shiny objects” that feed our self-reliance, cause us to covet and compare, get us drifting off the path…
Concentrating on things that have happened in the past can also cause us to drift (see the story of Lott in Genesis 19), as can feeling regret or sorrow about leaving things behind.
The only cure is FOCUS: Focus on Christ until steady!
How do we practically work through this concept? Get out your journal, grab my Four Keys download (https://erinharrigan.com/4Keys), and ask God, these questions:
Define – “God, how are you defining me? What is my assignment? What does success need to look like for me?”
Direct – “What’s the next step I should take? Who would you have me serve?”
Discipline – “What habits and processes should I incorporate into my business?”
Develop – As you overcome and work through the above concepts, take note of how your business – and your life – develops! Download your copy at
Now don’t let distraction stop you for being still and listening for His answers!
PS if drifting has you stuck and you’re ready to grow through it, let’s chat about how I can help! Schedule 15 minutes with me at https://erinharrigan.com/discoverycall
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