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Holy Distractions

So many times in my life I have sought after good things that have become holy distractions in my life.  They may begin as a true calling, and as I follow I find that it is the calling I love more than He who has called me.  There are times that He has blessed me, and I have loved the blessing more than Him.  I have let my imagination go wild down paths of beauty and love, dreaming of a place and time spent with someone.  I find I love the person in my dreams more than God.  I allow my desires to cloud my strong desire to follow Christ.  This song is a prayer that I prayed tonight that God might give me the courage to lay every holy distraction that has taken the throne in my life at God’s feet, that He might restore a passion to serve Him unhindered once again.  No matter how holy a dream may be, when it is loved more than Christ, it is a holy distraction.  May my heart be purified again.

Holy Distractions

Lord, I have again let my imagination run wild
And I have imagined myself in a place that I would love to be
Sweet dreams come true, someone to love
But that someone wasn’t You

I have gazed far into the future and placed myself
Amid the glories of respected names
And I discovered that deep inside the things I longed for in pride
Were everything but You

How could it have come to this?  Subtly the poison seeps in
The beauty of a good thing turned into a holy distraction
A blessing too idolized
Where have You gone?  I have fallen behind You…

I dreamed of flashes of lightning, courage unfailing
And a foe too impossible to resist
An adventure calling me forward, yet I’m empty inside
Because it’s the wind I’m chasing, not You

How could it have come to this?  Subtly the poison seeps in
The beauty of a good thing turned into a holy distraction
A blessing too idolized
Tell me where have You gone?  I have fallen behind You
Bring me home once more to Your sanctuary
Remind me once again of the first Love of my heart
Help me to see the greatest dream that could be
Is You

I don’t want to wake up one day to find I’m so far away
From the passion we once carried each and every day
I don’t want to miss the moments, the years
The fantastic battles and tears
Because I could not wait to receive Your best
How could I settle for less?

Don’t let anything become a holy distraction

Bring me home once more to Your sanctuary
Remind me once again of the first love of my heart
Help me to see the greatest dream that could be
The most wonderful dream that could ever be
Is You
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