There are so many great things that come with the single life. One of the greatest of all is to live a life in undivided distraction to the Lord. In this place, our minds are clear of worry, we are sure of our purpose, and are actively pursuing it. We are the most hopeful in this place, and there is lots of joy.
Satan’s main goal for the single believer is to distract us from this place of total devotion and attention toward the Lord. I looked up the phrase attend upon the Lord without distraction in the Greek.
It’s definition mentions, “without distraction, without solicitude, anxiety, or care.”
Solicitude: “a : the state of being concerned and anxious b : attentive care and protectiveness; also : an attitude of earnest concern or attention” (Merriam Webster Online Dictionary.)
Have you ever experienced anxiety as a single believer? Have you ever experienced a very distracting concern that seemed to overshadow your joy, peace, and hope?