A Life Focused by Vision
Published on 08 June 2021
I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
In today’s society, we are faced with more distractions than ever before. Our phones alert us to notifications constantly throughout the day. Entertaining media content is being supplied to us continually through all kinds of apps and social media platforms. Anyone who has set out to do an urgent task such as writing an email or reading an article knows the danger of succumbing to distraction. All of a sudden, hours later, the task remains undone and we are not where we hoped we would be at all!
If we are not careful, this can happen to the course of our lives. Despite setting off enthusiastically towards the destiny God has purposed for us, we can all too often get distracted along the way and lured off course. Sometimes it is trials and tribulations that cause us to lose our way. Challenges such as the pain of unfulfilled desires, the grief of loss and the pressures of financial lack or relational strife are very real experiences of hardship that can derail us if we allow them to. Seasons of blessing and prosperity can be equally distracting when we become addicted to comfort and settle for less than the fullness of God’s plan for our lives.
So, how do we stay focused on the vision? Hunger is an important key. Hunger will stir us to press on and take hold of our destiny. Hunger will give us the impetus to push aside distraction and press through discouragement and difficulty. Hunger will prevent us from settling before we reach our destination. Just as those who are hungry in the natural are single-minded in their search for food, those who are hungry in the Spirit do not relent until they attain all that God has called them to.
Perhaps you feel as though you have been distracted by despair or carried away by comfort. The good news is that God can ignite the fire in you again and set you back on course. All you need to do is turn aside and ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of the vision for your life and fan your passion into flame again.
Perhaps you are not sure what the vision for your life is! Why don’t you ask God today to show you? Our Father delights in awakening you to the unique dreams He has deposited in your heart since He knit you together in your mother’s womb.
Father, help me live a life that is focused by vision. Give me the strength and tenacity to press on towards my destiny without being distracted. Holy Spirit, keep reminding me of the vision for my life and stir up the hunger in me to pursue it. I thank You that You have a unique purpose for me and that You are helping me to fulfil it every day. Amen.
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