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Is God Distracting Me?

Discussion in 'Requests for Christian Advice' started by Jaedan, Jan 13, 2021 at 10:22 PM.

  1. Jaedan

    Jaedan New Member

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    Hi,

    Sometimes when I'm working on schoolwork, simply doing something in my daily life, or think about something important, I get certain thoughts about God that causes me to get distracted. Moreover, sometimes when the thoughts get really overwhelming, I have to lay down (or take a nap) because 1, the thoughts are exhausting, and 2, going to sleep is the only way I can escape those thoughts (I usually wake up feeling relieved).

    I know that God is omnipresent, but when these thoughts get very overwhelming, I sometimes pray and ask him to leave me alone too.

    Is it normal for God to distract people?
     
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  2. Pavel Mosko

    Pavel Mosko Arch-Dude of the Apostolic Supporter

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    God is not distracting you. Your mind is doing that, or maybe its a demonic attack etc.



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  3. DiscipleHeLovesToo

    DiscipleHeLovesToo Regular Member Supporter

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    schoolwork, simply doing something in your daily life, or thinking about something important is not usually harmful, but good for you - so i doubt God is distracting you from such things; He distracts you from things that are bad for you (if you let Him) :)

    you can recognize God by His word - what are these distracting thoughts you are having that you think might be from God?
     
  4. Aussie Pete

    Aussie Pete Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No. God is the author of peace, not confusion. He speaks to the inner man, not the mind. He also needs very few words to convey His truth to us. Our minds belong to us. If we have a thought that we did not choose to think, it is from the devil and not you and not God. You can command the spirit that gave you the thoughts to leave your mind and not return. The scriptural basis for this is 2 Corinthians 5:10
     
  5. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Repartee Animal: Quipping the Saints! Supporter

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    @Jaedan, do you have a history of ADD or OCD?
     
  6. Jaedan

    Jaedan New Member

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    I don't know. (I have not been diagnosed with either)
     
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