REFUSE TO BE DISTRACTED


Being born again, you were born into the environment called “Christ.” Christ is a person, and Christ is also a place. So you’re in Christ; that’s your domicile; that’s where you operate from as a child of God. Now that you’re in Christ, the Holy Spirit is leading and guiding you, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be temptations on your path; lots of distractions, to try to sway you off God’s course for your life; but you must keep your focus, and refuse to be distracted.

In the journey of life, many things will fight for your attention. It may be financial concerns, the growing trend of infectious and medically incurable diseases, concerns about the welfare of your family, concerns about your job or business, security concerns, etc. But you must make up your mind to give attention only to the Word of God. Put your trust in the Lord and His unfailing Word.

Set yourself on course to fulfil God’s destiny for your life by making a clear distinction between the world and Christ. Don’t live in this world like a man of this world; Jesus said in John 15:19, “…ye are not of the world….”

You’re to live in this world the way Abraham and other heroes of faith in the Bible did. Hebrews 11:13-16 says, “These all…confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly….” They lived as strangers; they didn’t live as citizens of this world; they didn’t live according to the system of this world.

Refuse to be subject to the principles of this world’s system. Your citizenship is of heaven, not of this world. Philippians 3:20 (MSG) tells us, “But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven….” Hallelujah

Isaiah 50:7 NLT Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will not be put to shame. 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it]. Colossians 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Beware of familiar voices -And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers (John 10:4-5).

Oftentimes, some people hear voices that tell them what to do or about what they’re doing; salvoes of thoughts bombard their minds, especially when they’re on the verge of making very important life-decisions. As a Christian, it’s important that you judge the thoughts and voices you hear with the Word, even when such voices are “familiar voices.”

That the voice you heard, or are hearing, is a familiar one doesn’t necessarily mean it’s God-sent to you. So, be wise, and know the difference between the voice that God sent to you and the voice of a stranger. A stranger will bring you a different message and lead you in the wrong path (See Deuteronomy 13:1-3).

Many times, people wish and hope that a stranger would confirm God’s message to them, thinking it’s more supernatural or spectacular when someone they’ve never known confirms God’s Word to them. But that’s not God’s way of doing things. God is most likely to send to you the one you’ve known, to confirm His Word to your spirit, not the one that you’ve never known. Therefore, always be sure that the voice you’re harkening to or that’s leading you, and confirming your thoughts and prophecy, is the voice of God, or the voice of the one He’s sent to you.

There’s no true child of God that wouldn’t know or recognise the voice of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27). In our opening scripture, He said, “And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers” (John 10:5). The problem with many is that they ignore His voice. Listen for God’s voice and direction in His Word, because He’ll speak to you through His Word, and by the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 16:7 TLB I will bless the Lord who counsels me; he gives me wisdom in the night. He tells me what to do.  Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. John 10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. Isaiah 1:19. A healthy body. Enough money to pay all your bills and extra to invest in the work of the Gospel. A godly marriage and happy, healthy children. Peace of mind. God has prepared a banquet full of blessings for you.But, those blessings are not just going to fall in your lap. You must be willing - as well as obedient - if you're going to eat the best from God's table. To be willing and obedient to God implies being unwilling and disobedient to Satan. You must resist the devil and reject lie. Don't be willing for Satan to put sickness on your body.











Be willing, instead, to be healed! In honor of Jesus' sacrifice at Calvary, refuse to except anything less than divine health. Don't be willing to live in lack, but be willing instead to live in divine prosperity and abundance. Refuse to allow Satan to stop the flow of God's financial blessings to you. Be willing to receive God's best plan for your marriage and your children. Don't settle for the "norm" in the world. Live above it in a home full of love and harmony, a home that is what God meant it to be. Don't allow Satan to substitute anxiety and ulcers for the peace and rest that Jesus bought for you. Be willing and obedient to cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you!   Refuse to be robbed of the banquet of blessings that have belong to you since you became a believer. Be willing to eat the good of the land!

Isaiah 1:10-20; 10 Hear the word of the Lord, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the law of our God, You people of Gomorrah: 11 "To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me?" Says the Lord. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs or goats. 12   "When you come to appear before Me, Who has required this from your hand, To trample My courts? 13 Bring no more futile sacrifices; Incense is an abomination to Me. The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies — I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting. 14 Your New Moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; They are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them. 15     When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood. 16 "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, 17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. 18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; 20 But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword"; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Refuse to be distracted today.












Prayer Points
1.Thank you, heavenly Father, for the privilege to be taught and instructed in, and by, your Word. Your Word is my guiding light and the reservoir from which I make choices and decisions. I’m sensitive to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit, as I meditate on the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

2.By faith, reject every curse the devil has put on your life, and release the blessing of divine health and prosperity on your life.

3.Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the life I have in Christ, a life of splendour, success and victory. Your Word and your will being established in the earth are my priority; therefore, I refuse to be distracted, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prophetic Declarations
I decree into your life today that the beginning of this week that; Success will accompany you in every step you take this year. The Goodness and Grace of the Almighty God will follow you wherever you go this week. The Lord will establish His convenant with You and Your Household this week.I declare this week that gates and doors shut against your health, progress and success are lifted up and opened up.The King of glory shall come into your situation.The Almighty God will supply all your needs and grant the desires of your heart.

The lord will calm your storms and level your mountains in Jesus name. Any power under the sun making life difficult for you will be disgraced today by fire. Every covenant standing against your prosperity is nullified by the blood of Jesus. To make a reasonable progress will not be difficult for you. The rest of this year will favour you and your households.You will not missed your benefit again.End of the year evils shall not be for you and your households. Your ways shall be filled with prosperity and joy in Jesus name. Today will be better than the past days in your life. You will enjoy the goodness of God and man today.The Lord will always be with you and his presence shall not depart from you.

Any power under the sun making life difficult for you shall be disgraced today. Because of the mercy of God will locate you today, the power that lifted the heaven above the earth without pillars shall lift you up to the greater height of your life.I pray that the bridge linking you with failure, disgrace, shame and poverty is destroyed by mercy today.The high and thick fence isolating you from your helpers shall be destroyed today by the mercy of God.Mercy will relocate you today from a debtor, to become a creditor, from single to married, from employee to employer, from failure to success and from weakness to strength.

Mercy will relocate you to your right position.I pray that every issue that makes you sad shall begin to vanish and events that will make you happy will begin to emerge by the mercy of God Almighty in Jesus name.

Today will be better than the past days in your life. You will enjoy the goodness of God and man today.The Lord will always be with you and his presence shall not depart from you.Any power under the sun making life difficult for you shall be disgraced today.Because of the mercy of God will locate you today, the power that lifted the heaven above the earth without pillars shall lift you up to the greater height of your life.

I pray that the bridge linking you with failure, disgrace, shame and poverty is destroyed by mercy today. The high and thick fence isolating you from your helpers shall be destroyed today by the mercy of God.Mercy will relocate you today from a debtor, to become a creditor, from single to married, from employee to employer, from failure to success and from weakness to strength.Mercy will relocate you to your right position.I pray that every issue that makes you sad shall begin to vanish and events that will make you happy will begin to emerge by the mercy of God Almighty in Jesus name.

I decree into your life  that; Every evil altar raised against you and your family will be roasted by fire today.Every anti-progress altar fashion against you and your family will scatter by thunder of the holy ghost.Evil altar of set back raised against you and your family will catch fire and never exist again.Evil altar that hold your success in captive will brack into pieces today. By fire, by thunder, your name on the evil altar will turn to fire, and destroy both the altar and the owner of the altar.Every evil ritual done on the evil altar against your success in life, will be destroy by fire.Every evil word uttered into your life from the evil altar will leave you alone and back fire in the name of Jesus. It is well with you and your household.

Stay blessed!

Shalom




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