Distracted from Your Work?


I am doing a great work and cannot come down …. (Neh. 6:3 HCSB)

A friend reminded me of this scripture a few days ago. [Thanks, Anita.]

Not only do I admire Nehemiah’s perseverance, I admire his ability to resist the temptation to get distracted and pulled away from his work.

Confession. For quite awhile now, I’ve let distractions keep me from completing some of the book projects that the Lord placed on my heart long ago.

I still believe in the importance of my online writing commitments. But I know now that I must allow some focused time for my other writing projects.

I’m not sure how long it will take me to get this next project on target, but until then I want to make this public confession, “I am doing a great work, and I cannot come down!”


So, see you on the other side!


Can you relate to my struggle with distractions? I’d love to hear your story! Leave your comment in the space below. 

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4 thoughts on “Distracted from Your Work?

  1. Love this! I’m so burdened right now with family obligations, relative in the hospital, and a messy house. I struggle to write but I want to run away and hide. The idea of walking out into a pasture, with cows grazing nearby, appeals to me. Ha. So often this thought comes to me when I reach a limit to my endurance and I can’t get anything done! Those cows at the end of the road look so peaceful. The sun warms the field of grass, and I know I can avoid a cow pattie and find a “clean” place to sit. Hmm. Shut my eyes, listen to the silence, or munching of the cows! Close to Heaven. 🙂 I could carry a notepad with me and a pen … write the words longing to plant themselves on a sheet of paper. So you wouldn’t find me up a mountain or in a tree … but look behind a cow. “I’m doing a great work … and can’t leave this pasture.”

    • I can picture you right now, sitting in the field with the cows. Love it! Thanks so much for your comment, Karen. When things get me burdened down, I try to see them as research for my writing. Maybe you’re doing research right now. Hang in there! Blessings!

      • Thank you. Will try to hang in there! Today they did an MRI on my aunt. She has had a massive stroke. Yesterday she was squeezing my hand in response to questions about her pain level,etc. They will keep her comfortable from this moment on. She’ll soon be in Heaven with her parents and my father, her only sibling. Dad passed away three months ago, and she’s been real sad about it, plus forgetting it happened and suffering the loss all over when Dad was mentioned. Yes, I eyed that pasture again today … 🙂 Move over cows, I’m making your pasture my place to write!