Category: Plan & Purpose

Staying Focused!

Busy! Busy! Busy! Life is so busy! we live in the busy-ness of it and we forget to focus on His word. We have made Busyness the norm in our world and we have gone lukewarm in our faith. Can you sit still for a few minutes to focus on Jesus without getting distracted? How many times have you focused on the Lord in this past 24hours without losing your peace? Apart from going to church on Sunday, how many times have you sat still to focus on the Lord or to meditate in his word? Must you stay busy at all times?

If the Lord comes today, will he find you at peace in his word or will he find you in pace with the world? When the children of Israel lost their focus on God, serpents were found in their camp. They were bitten by snakes and many of them died until the Lord intervened. The Lord instructed Moses to make a rod replica to the snake and hang it up on the tree. Anybody who looked up to that replica was healed.

Jesus is like that healing rod on the tree. He went to the cross for your forgiveness, for your healing, for your freedom, for your deliverance and when you stay focused on him on a daily basis, you achieve much more than you can ever imagine. He is the healer. He is the Deliverer. He is the peace that calms all storms. He is the way maker. He is the timekeeper.

Imagine staying focused on Jesus in the midst of your to-do list! wouldn’t things be easier? wouldn’t you achieve much more than you can ever imagine? Instead of getting so easily distracted by things of this world, why not allow yourself a moment with the Lord of the harvest who gives generously and abundantly? He is the one who gives success, wealth and allows anyone to be productive.

When Simon Peter took his eyes off Jesus on the sea, he began to sink until the Lord Jesus intervened. Good situations or bad situations will drown you the moment you take your eyes off Jesus. It is Jesus who sustains and allows you to stay afloat when the storms or distractions of life arises. In situations when things are going well for you; your focus has to be on Jesus. Likewise when things seem to go awry. You have got to recognise distractions and stay focused on Jesus.

When trials and tribulations come into your life, stay focused on Jesus. In sickness and in health, stay focused on Jesus. In richness and in poverty, stay focused on Jesus. When in doubt or when full of faith, stay in Christ, never let your eyes off of him. When running late on things or when you are on time, don’t boast in your own strength and don’t be anxious or worry, you just stay focused on Jesus.

Make a Declaration to Help you Stay Focused in the week

Today I set my mind on things above that I may stay above all distractions, obstacles, principalities and powers of this world. I will stay focused on the Lord and he will enable me to accomplish all that I need to accomplish through his grace. (Colossians 3:2, Phillippians 4:13).
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Today I awake to seek the Lord in all my plans and he prospers me in all that I do. I will not worry. I will not be anxious but I will commit the word of the Lord to memory and I consciouly apply it to my life hence the Lord fulfils his purpose for me. I choose Christ as the centre of my focus in all that I do and anywhere I go therefore all good things are added unto me (Matthew 6:33).
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Today I set my mind on things of the spirit. I choose to live in accordance to heavenly standard and I direct my thoughts towards things that are true, honourable things, justice, purity, lovely things, commendable things, excellence and things that are worthy of praise. As a result, my mind is renewed and my life transforms to the glory of his name (Philippians 4:8).
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I acknowledge the Lord in all I do and he makes my path straight (Proverbs 3:6 ESV)
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My light has come! the glory of the Almighty overshadows me! Today I arise from my slumber, I will make the best use of time. I will act wisely in all I do and I will shine! (Ephesians 5:14-16 ESV)
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Today I am crowned with steadfast love and mercy. My sins are forgiven me. I am healed of all sicknesses and diseases. My life is redeemed from the pit of hell. Praise be to the Lord! (Psalm 103:2-4 ESV)
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Knowing God’s Plan

Knowing God’s plan for your life is one of the things that could liberate you forever. You worry less, you act more and you achieve more! Imagine waking up in the morning with a purposeful mindset knowing fully well that there is provision for everything you need to accomplish in the day. Imagine having everything you need to do in the day all set out before you. How to navigate through every twists and turns of the day also all laid out in the plan. How would that make you feel? Empowered? Fulfilled? Peaceful and Restful? That is exactly what God wants to achieve in your life when you seek his face for his plans for your life.

I read a story about a king who was so driven to build a magnificent building for the Lord. He was so consumed by the thought that the Lord decided to intervene. The king was not to construct the building for the Lord because he had shed so much blood but his son after him would build the magnificent house for the Lord. The king then knowing what was in the heart of the Lord concerning his desire decided to put things in place for his son who would eventually reign after him.

He prepared the land and he wrote out the plan as instructed by the Lord. He gathered gold and silver, timber and cedar wood, precious stones of all kinds and all the most expensive materials needed for the construction of the building. The king went ahead and employed all the skilled Artisans and skilful men for the job in preparation for the magnificent building. When his son eventually became king, building the Lord’s house was easier for him because his father the king had gone ahead of him to make all the necessary provision he needed to accomplish his purpose in life.

Imagine that you don’t need to struggle to make ends meet and provisions have been made for every single things on your task list. All you need to do is to just get yourself out of bed, take yourself from point A to B and connect all the dots in order to complete the task. Wouldn’t that make your life a lot easier? Wouldn’t you be so driven to accomplish all that is in your task list?

When we know the plan and we follow the plan, we do well in life. We no longer need to worry but we put our mind to rest in the master plan. Have you ever wondered what God’s plan is for your life? Wouldn’t you want to know what his plans are for you on a daily basis? How about knowing the ultimate plan before you were even born?

Make a Declaration to help you pray through for God’s plan for your life today

The Lord has a masterplan for my life and he will fulfill his plans for me. My future is taken care of, my present is taken care of and so is my past. I will obey his instructions and he directs my path. I will experience his goodness sending me help where it is needed and fulfilling all my needs. I am not abandoned. I am not forsaken. The Lord is working out his good purpose in my life. I will fulfil my destiny(Jeremiah 29:11).
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I am confident in the Lords plan to prosper me. I will succeed, I will not fail. I will experience supernatural, extra ordinary help that will push me to heigher heights henceforth, onward progression for me an dno more retrogression. I will stay above only and not beneath because only the Lord’s plan will be fulfilled in my life (Jeremiah 29:11)
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The Lord is the masterplanner of my life. His plans supersedeeds and overides every other plans for my life. I will trust in him and lean on him. I will glean from his wisdom and not rely upon my own understanding and henceforth, he directs my paths and bring me to his purpose for me(Proverbs 3:5-6).
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The Lord equips me with everything good to do his will that I may please him in all ways. I will walk in his ways and consider his work and he grant the desires of my heart (Hebrews 13:2-21)
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I have more understanding than all my teachers, for the Lord’s testimonies are my meditation (Psalm 119:99 ESV)
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I seek first the kingdom of God and every other things are added unto me (Matthew 6:33)
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I acknowledge the Lord as the master planner of my life. I trust that he who is my Lord will order my steps and direct my path in life. He will not leave me wandering aimlessly in life without achieving his purpose for me. I will lean on him and he shall direct my path to success (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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God, The Master Planner

There is none like you Lord, the Master Planner.
From the beginning of time when the heaven was formed, the ocean was born and the earth was drawn.
You made a notion and lights were laid out in bountiful motion.
With great love you stripped out the ocean and you filled the earth with your great affection.
You made the sky, you made a covering over the heavens and the earth you spread out over the sea.
The expanse of each that none can fathom.

With a great plan you breathed life into the deadpan and With great intentions you formed humanity

You breathed upon all flesh and all things dead came to life
Humanity to live on earth, to multiply and be merry
To work the earth and its expanse till we filled our bellies

You who made the earth from the sea and the land from the ocean
You parted the sea and you hung the heavens
You beautify the forest with lilies and
You fill the oceans with all manner of creatures

With a great plan Humanity was made until the pain was such that your Son would come and pay for all our sins He laid on the tree called the cross of Calvary

You planned my beginning all through to the end of my life
You planned my standing up and my sitting down
You planned my happy hours and my sad moments
You planned my wake up call moments and my peaceful, restful moments

You planned what I would look like, talk like and act like
Right from my mother’s womb, you plotted my arrival time
You knitted me together from within her and
Her blood you passed through my veins to give me life, to give me breath

You chose that I may know your son at the right time and
That I may serve the only Holy one at the appointed time
You give grace and you give faith
You make me strong and then you make me steadfast
To walk in your ways so that I may belong to your race

To do your will on earth
To fulfil your purpose for my life
None of my tears are wasted in your room
All of my fears are consumed in the tomb
Every second, minutes, hour and days of my life are accounted for in your book
My life you have written out with your ink

What were you looking for on earth that you would choose me?
To whom do you need a representative that you would count me worthy?
How did you determine the worth of this lost soul that you would pay such a price?
Why would you consider this handmaiden that sins have overtaken
Where will you send me now that My true identity is no longer mistaken
You put together my destiny and you still call me your own
To you, my Lord, my God, the master planner I give all the adoration