Don't Get Diverted

Don't Get Diverted

“While I was busy doing something else.” 1Ki 20:40 NLT

The word busy is used only one time in Scripture: “While I was busy doing something else, the prisoner disappeared!” In this story, God judges someone for forgetting what’s important and taking their eye off the ball. In 1992, Fortune magazine featured “The biggest business goofs of 1991.” In an act of corporate cooperation, AT&T reached an agreement with the power company in New York City, ConEdison. The contract stated that whenever power demands exceeded the utilities’ grid, AT&T would lessen their demands on the electric utility by throwing a switch, unplugging some of its facilities, and drawing power from internal generators at its 33 Thomas Street station in Lower Manhattan. On September 17, AT&T acted in accordance with its agreement. But when AT&T’s own generators kicked in, the power surge kicked out some of their vital rectifiers which handled 4.5 million domestic calls, 470,000 international calls, 1,174 flights across the nation carrying 85,000 passengers, and the total communications systems linking air traffic controllers at La Guardia, Kennedy, and Newark airports. It was a giant mess! The alarm bells at the 33 Thomas Street station rang unheeded for six hours. Why? Because the AT&T personnel in charge of the rectifiers were away—attending a one-day seminar on how to handle emergencies! The Bible says: “Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the devil, your great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (See1Pe 5:8 NLT). If Satan can’t “devour” you with a frontal assault, he’ll settle for diverting you with things that ultimately don’t matter. So, don’t get diverted.

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