Beat That Distraction
By Marie Grossett
Distraction comes in all forms; from people, finances, or work. Distractions are there to stop you in your tracks from achieving your God-given destiny.
But what are you going to do about these monsters? Are you going to be like Jane, who is putting her dream on hold, or like Susan, who says, “Despite what is going on in my life right now, I am going to pursue my destiny no matter what obstacles are thrown at me. I am going to focus and not allow these situations to affect my future.”?
When I was submitting my book to publishers, a close friend and I had an unpleasant exchange and our friendship ended. Right after this, I had some financial troubles. Next, I was betrayed by a family member.
Was I distracted? I would be lying if I said I didn’t lose my focus. In fact, for two weeks I stopped submitting my manuscript to publishers. But then I had a change of heart and decided that nothing would stop me from getting my book published. I started to focus and just cast all my problems onto the Lord. Once I started to focus again, I was soon contracted to a publisher.
One of my authors recently wanted to give up on her dream of becoming a full time author as she had a tough situation that was unbearable for her. She just wanted to put her career on hold so she could concentrate on her problem. Once that was sorted out, she figured, she would get back to writing again.
I encouraged her to carry on despite her situations. She had a potential bestselling manuscript and sometimes we give up just when we are about to get our big break. Always keep in mind that obstacles often come just when we are going to get our breakthrough. Now my author has a contract with a major publisher. Had she given up, her dream likely would not have come to be.
So next time an obstacle comes your way to disturb your destiny, stay focused and don’t let these monsters affect your future. Convince yourself you have the strength to beat that distraction.
Marie Grossett aka Vanessa Grossett is a published author, and has interviewed best selling and award winning Christian authors.
She now manages The Authors Care Agency which helps aspiring authors with their book process.