Thursday, December 24, 2020

Fresh Focus for the year 2021

“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain” (1Corinthians 9: 24).

You have to be a man with a concrete focus if you want to be an achiever in the year 2021. You cannot be running to nowhere and expect to reach your destination. It is only when you work with a purpose that we say you are purpose-driven. There must be a goal you are pursuing, a target you want to hit and a dream you desire to realize in your life adventures, if your aim is to excel in whatever you do.

Don’t run like aimless bodies who have got no definite things they are pursuing at a given time. If all it means to be busy is to wake up in the morning, go to work or whatever, do some work here and there, come back home to repeat the scenario the second day without specific goals and targets to actualize; the labor bestowed on working does not worth it.

It is possible to hit your success target, if it is well set and well planned to be realized. Prudence demands that you set measurable, realistic, great, observable, achievable, long-term and short-term goals in your work. The goals that you set become your target that gives direction and focus on which to concentrate your efforts. You can hit the target if you work hard enough to realize the goals. 

A successful achiever like Paul whose aims is to get the winner prize has strong persusation and is thus commited towards his goal. Just as he wrote "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3: 14). The past is gone but the future still lies ahead.

Failure is sometimes inevitable. Nobody has actually achieved something worthwhile in life who has never failed. People, who are afraid of failing cannot attempt great tasks. People who do not want to make mistakes cannot be fluent in speaking a learnt language. Riding on a bicycle is an interesting game. No one can be skillful in the game without first falling severally before mastering the act. Man is bound to fall, sometimes. What matters is the direction of the fall! is it backward or forward? It is important to note that when it becomes inevitable to fall, never fall backward. Let it be your motto in the new year forward ever backward never.

If a man falls backward, he is likely to break his “spinal cords”. Thereby shifting his focus from the race because his backbone of success has been broken. it may result to his loosing every stamina and stability to continue on the success journey. Learn to fall forward and rise courageously each time you cannot avoid a fall. Failures feed you with good feedbacks on the road of success. You must be wise to learn some lessons from your past failures with a sharp focus on your future success. Do not concentrate on the past mistakes, neither look back to your falls. Face the future with hope and focus on your success goals. you will arrive at your destiny in Jesus' name.

Keeping focus on your success and good destiny means that you have to be vigillant. Sometimes, you may have to change your activities. It is possible that like Paul, you too have been moving with a circle of friends who have refused to allow you to influence them positively. Maybe you have given them Christian literature and other magazines but they refused to read them. And maybe they read them only to look for points to use in arguing or ridiculing the things of God. When your times together no longer offer any spiritual value, then it is time for you to move off to a new field. If your friends refused to change for the better, despite your love and concern, then you better change and leave them before they change you to become like them.

Achieving dreamers are people, who achieve great success, which  history has immortalized. Joseph and Daniel were example some kind of dreamer, who turned their generations around through great achievements in righteousness. You too can start dreaming for greater achievements. When there is no dream, people tend to be weary and commit their lives to chances. Dreams will give you direction and a focus of life's pursuit. You must start to dream so as to have a clear vision for life.

What are the things needful in the year 2021.
i Have a conviction on your dreams: Dreamers are not doubters but those who have clear goals for success, and belief that they will succeed.people
ii Be conscious of your dreams: True dreams will trigger earnest desire for achievement. You must be conscious of your dreams every time and do not allow your adversary the devil to snatch it away from you.
iii Have courage to pursue your dreams: The rough road of success demands perseverance for those who are determined to crush mountains of obstacles. You need courage to move forward despite obstacles.
iv Have confidence in God to help you realize your dreams: Think about this, your ability to succed may be unhindered even if  nobody else believes in you, but you will never succeed if you don't hold your personal belief steadfastly. You must have confidence in whatever goal you have set for yourself that with the help of God that you are able to reach it.
v Do concentrate on your dreams: One major enemy of success is distraction and being busy here and there. A constant focus on your goals backed up with purposeful actions will bring results.
vi A conscientious pursuit of your dreams will definately take you to the promised land: Dreamers are not wishful thinkers. They are diligent and dutiful people, who aim at success.
vii A consistent pursuit of your dreams will initiate visions that must be backed up with consistent actions. Purposeful actions are great essentials for the successful realization of our dreams.

So let your dreams and desires give clear vision. Be the purpose driven man, who will be a goal getter.

You can depend on God through paryer to give you dreams that will drive you into success. May the dear Lord help you by directing your path to focus only on what is essential for progress.


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