Stay Focused

I have met thousands of people who told me that they want to be used by God but who will never be used by God. Why? They are too busy. They have got their own agenda going. They have got their plans , dreams and ambitions, and the they don't have any time! In the midst of their busyness, they try to carve out a little silver from pie of life and say, “ I’ ll give this to God.” But it doesn't work that way.

If you're serious about being used by God , you have to say, “Lord , what do I need to let go of ? What do I need to cut out?  What barriers are holding me back and keeping me from running the race you have for me?”

Lots of different barriers will hold you back from God's plan for your life. One of the biggest categories is distraction. Jesus said in Luke 9:62, “ Anyone who let's himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the kingdom of God.” (TLB)

However, here are few of the many things that could distract you from your mission ;


1.THE EXPECTATIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE
You have got to decide whom you are going to please first and always in life. You can only have one number one. You cannot please men and God at the same time.

2. HOBBIES
There is nothing wrong with these things ; watching television, surfing the internet, going for sports , etc but if they distract you from the most important things , then you need to let go of them.

3. YOUR PAST
Maybe you refuse to let go of your past -whether it's guilt or resentment or grief. But if you are stuck in the past, you cannot get on with the present , and you certainly cannot get on with God's future for you. Your past is past! It is over ! You need to let it go.

4. YOUR CAREER/ PROFESSION/ BUSINESS
As legitimate as these are , they are major distraction from God's plan for many saints today. There is nothing wrong in giving due time, attention and diligence to your career , business and profession.

However, when they start taking the place of God and His plan for us which is the Salvation of Souls and our spiritual growth , then something must be done. If it is becoming an habit two skip weekly bible study and prayer meetings, then it is time to re-strategize and let some things to go.

What do you need to let go of? The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:23, NIV:“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.

If the devil cannot make you bad , he will make you  busy. He will get you so busy that you do not have time for the important stuff -time alone with God , ministry, and mission.

You need to simplify your life and eliminate distractions so God can use you. Do not try to do it all. Do what matters most!.

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