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86. The Distraction of a Busy Mind Says, "Think About This"

But what does God have to say?

17 min / Published

Do you have a busy mind? In a recent questionnaire Julie created regarding distractions, many responders mentioned one of their biggest daily distractions is a busy mind. In this episode we look at what one is, why it's a distraction, and the solution to overcoming it. You won't want to miss this one! Join encourager, Julie Lefebure, each Tuesday morning as she offers real encouragement for your real life right now through a fresh, hope-filled perspective, a lighthearted inspiration, and Biblical insight, all in about 15 minutes. Each episode will lift your spirits and equip you to be a light in this world. Find extra encouragement at julielefebure.com/resources/.

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Do you have a busy mind?

Last week, in the spur of the moment, I created a questionnaire regarding distractions and what we are typically distracted by. I sent it out to a few online groups I'm a part of and posted it on my own socials, and let me tell you, the results are enlightening! I'm learning much from those who took this five-minute questionnaire regarding everyday distractions.

One interesting distraction stands out to me, and it's one that plagues me often. It's the distraction of a busy mind. Now, I know. In episode 67 where we discussed busyness, I said I took the word "busy" out of my vocabulary and encouraged you to do the same. But for this episode only, I'm bringing the word busy back.

Because I think we all know what a busy mind is, right?

Arriving to our destination but not remembering fully driving there.

Leaving the house for the day but wondering, did I turn the coffee pot off?

Unable to fall asleep at night because your brain won't turn off.

Or pinballing thoughts such as the car needs gas, my coffee is cold, I need to remember to order the birthday gift, why was my boss so grumpy yesterday?, what will I make for dinner tonight?, maybe she was mad a me, will I have enough gas to get home?, what if we just had cereal for dinner tonight?, looks like my friend on Facebook had a good vacation, I need to warm my coffee, I should text my friend, my hair needs cut, all the while you're replying to an email.

Please don't tell me I'm the only one who has a busy mind.

And who has had such pinballing thoughts!

We take a look at what is a busy mind, what's a major cause, and how we can un-busy these minds of ours. I share three Bible verses that point us to hope and the solution. God.

A busy mind says, "Think about this... then this... then this." But God says, "Focus on me."

I pray we commit to un-busying our minds, not just for today, but to continue to work at it through God's equipping and leading. Our minds need some rest, too. I'm glad we can encourage one another in this and spur each other on. Our lives will only be as less distracted as our minds are. Thanks for being here today! God bless you.

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