My daughter was helping her younger sister with her home work. Unfortunately the TV was On, so she was getting distracted. Her sister spoke out; “Daddy change the TV so my sister can be focused”. She was helping her to fight for focus.

Friend, focus is a fight that every man of destiny must fight (2 Timothy 4:7). It is easy to be distracted these days. If the devil cannot distract you, he cannot destroy you. You don’t stand the chance of winning a race if you keep looking here and there. You must keep your focus; you must face your front (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

Destiny is personal, though not private. We are in a race to fulfil our unique destiny, not to outsmart another. We are not in a rat race, we are in a personal race (Hebrews 12:1). The rule is to keep your focus and wish others well. There are people who are not where you are and there are those who are ahead of you. Realizing this would deliver you from unnecessary pressure.

“And as your servant was busy here and there, he was gone…” (1 Kings 20:40). You cannot afford to be here and there. Choose your focus early so you won’t dissipate your energies too soon. Destiny conscious people have learnt to maximize their time and manage their energy. You have just enough time and energy to do your destiny. Doing something else is a cut down on your allotted time and energy.

“When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed…” (John 6:15). Beware of positive attractions that are distractions in disguise. That something is good does not mean it is God for you. Maturity is seeing something as wrong, not because it is sinful but because it is not chosen for you (Hebrews 5:14). It takes purpose and discipline to say NO (Daniel 1:8, 1 Corinthians 6:12-13).

Most people begin life doing so many things. But as you grow in destiny, your life begins to narrow down to one thing or a few things (Philippians 3:13-14). To keep doing so many things is not to have clarified destiny matters. Focus is simply; “Following One Course Until Successful.” Whatever is not in line with God’s plan and purpose for your life is a distraction.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria