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Distractions and heroes

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Two thoughts for you today: You were made to be somebody’s hero. Yet along the way to fulfilling that call on your life, you face distractions. These two facts remind me of a scene from the Odyssey: Odysseus is on the boat headed to his destiny when up ahead is a test that may…
By Seth Barnes
odysseus and sirensTwo thoughts for you today:
  • You were made to be somebody’s hero.
  • Yet along the way to fulfilling that call on your life, you face distractions.
These two facts remind me of a scene from the Odyssey:
Odysseus is on the boat headed to his destiny when up ahead is a test that may keep him from it. It’s a group of mermaid-like women called the Sirens. They sing a song so wonderful that passing sailors are drawn to veer off course and into danger.
Wanting to hear the Siren’s song, but not succumb to it, Odysseus has himself lashed to the mast while everyone else plugs their ears.
The Siren’s song represents the good things that distract you from fulfilling your destiny and becoming the hero God wants you to be. As you sail your ship through life, what is the Siren song calling you to a place of distraction? Here are some common ones:
  • Somebody else’s agenda for your life
  • The temptation of debt
  • A victim’s script
  • Addiction
  • Video games
  • Your comfortable lifestyle
  • Fear
What keeps you from fulfilling your purpose in life? What distraction do you struggle with?

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