Distractions tempt us to turn aside things that are purposeful.
Distractions are temporary pleasures that lead to destruction.
Also, the past can be a distraction from moving forward in God’s purpose. Don’t allow your yesterday to determine your tomorrow
Brethren, I count not myself yet to have laid hold: but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and stretching forward to the things which are before, 14 I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus