“The spirit is willing but the body is weak.” Matthew 26:41
“For the last time, go clean your room,”
Her mom’s voice was heavy with pending doom.
She knew she needed to pick up and clean,
But the television was on with a show she hadn’t seen.
Squirlmes, her sister, sat comfy in the chair,
From the appearance, this may have seemed unfair.
But the truth was Squirmles has already cleaned her part,
She hadn’t delayed earlier, but got a head start.
Squirrel dragged her feet as she went to go clean,
But was soon back, distracted by the TV screen.
“Just a minute,” she thought in her head,
“Then I’ll hustle back and make my bed.”
But a minute quickly turned into a few more,
Before she knew it mom was standing in the door.
“I asked you to clean and I see that you did not,
I shouldn’t have to remind you a lot.
“Off to your room, and clean it right now.
I know you got distracted and I can see how,
But that doesn’t make it right or even okay
You must learn to listen to me and obey.
“No TV for the rest of the night,
Maybe next time you’ll listen and do what’s right.”
The world can be distracting and tempt us with wrong,
We must learn to stay straight and steady all along.
Have you ever been distracted by something that wasn’t good or caused you to disobey?
How can you avoid distraction?