There is a thief behind that disappearing act of time, and it is a spirit of addiction to distraction!
One of our clients recognized he was addicted to distraction after he lost several jobs from gaming at work. Escape through distraction was a coping method he learned as a child to avoid trauma at home. He was hooked on his first trip to a video arcade. His addiction grew to consume his life.
I had a difficult time keeping him on track during his deliverance session. That spirit of distraction wanted to focus on my prayer needs. It took a while to see, but when I bound the strongman of bondage and called out a spirit of addiction to distraction, there was a powerful manifestation when it left.
He now enjoys a life fully engaged with his family.
Distraction is Like a Bag of M&M’s
Addiction to distraction creeps in with an occasional look at your social networks, email, or gaming sites.
It steals in small bite-sized chunks so you don’t notice how much is disappearing.
It’s like eating one M&M at a time, you don’t realize how much you have eaten until the whole bag is gone and you still want more.
“The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy.” John 10:10
Demons wait at timed gates to disrupt the plans of God by taking your time and delaying your destiny plans.
4 Warning Signs of a Spirit of Addiction to Distraction
- You are more interested in what is happening on your social networking or gaming sites than engaging with people or family.
- You check for responses to your Facebook, emails, or texts to get that thrill of acceptance.
- You have a difficult time staying focused without craving a “fix” in the form of distraction.
- Your assignments or “to do list Items” are rarely finished on time.
If you answered yes to some of these questions, there is a way out!
6 Keys to Detox from Distraction
- Put God first. Begin your day with prayer, reading the word, and worship in a place void of notifications and alerts from your computer or cell phone. He is faithful to watch over your time if you ask Him to help you manage it.
- Ask for forgiveness for entertaining that spirit of distraction and repent.
- Command, in the name of Jesus Christ, that all spirits of addiction to distraction, delay and hindrance loose you now with the blood of Jesus Christ. Next, release peace, clarity, wisdom and knowledge in the name and blood of Jesus Christ. Then declare that you have the mind of Christ and the wisdom of God is formed within you.
- Set a time aside each day to check in and out of the social networking sights. This will help to avoid interruptions that cause mistakes and forgetfulness. Having a strategy with specific time restraints will keep you aware of how much time you are using. Try setting a timer on your phone for 20 minutes in the morning, at noon and then at night.
- Put your cell phone in the back seat of your car while driving and in another room when you are not on your timed breaks. Detaching from the source is key. Keeping your computer or cell phone close to you is like having a lit cigarette in an ashtray when you are trying to stop smoking.
- Always get the tough assignments done first. Avoidance is the bait of distraction. Once the important work is done distraction will exit.
If these suggestions don’t bring victory into your life, then don’t waste another day of lost opportunities, jobs, and relationships. Take that next step and call us for deliverance counseling.
When we stand before the Lord, we want to hear; “Well done good and faithful servant” not “Look at what you missed while you were on your phone or playing a game.”
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