Strategies for success: Focus

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3: 13-14 (NKJV)

Bible Readings: Acts 21: 12.

We live in a generation where everybody wants to get into someone else's business. A generation where people want people in their business. The world is not interested in what is going on in your life, but you somehow let the world know. It's hard for people to stay out of your business if you invite them in. If you want to succeed in life, you must stay out of everybody's business and mind yours. Focus takes you from your vision and translates it to mission and that takes you to the mountain top.

Without focus, you are never going to make it. You have to forget about everything and focus. A lot of people are focused on tomorrow that they don't do anything today and they end up never seeing the tomorrow. Success is not luck but focus! If you want to be a star, you must be focused enough on that star without letting any other thing distract you. Whatever you want to achieve, you must be focused if not, you can never achieve it.

Lack of focus, makes you a failure. If you focus on so many things at the same time, the best you can be is average. Stay at your duty post! A lot of people will distract you and make you look down on what you want to do.

If you have discovered your assignment, that is called vision. If you are pursing your assignment, that is called mission. If you are not distracted from your assignment, that is called focus. 

When you are focused

⁃ Don't be discouraged 

⁃ Don't worry about the storms

⁃ Until you fulfil your destiny, nothing can destroy you. 

⁃ Delay is never denial


⁃ Lord, give me grace to be focused.