I was in a conversation with a dear pastor shortly after our church work started in our city. I thought he was in a particular location. But he told me he had moved elsewhere. A few months after that, he had moved again to another region. Before you know it, he was no longer at the new location. The next time we met, he told me his ministry is not in Nigeria, that he plans to travel out soon. At that point, I knew I could not keep up with that kind of friendship. I understand the power of focus.

Friend, you need to understand the power of focus. Focus is a necessary requirement for success and destiny fulfilment (Philippians 3:13-14). Before the devil can destroy a man, he would first deceive and distract that man (1 Kings 13:7-30). Especially in this social media generation, if you don’t stay focused on your life and assignment, you would find yourself jumping here and there, looking for what is not lost (1 Kings 20:40).

The principle of life is this; get it right and get better. Until you get it right, you should not attempt to get better. Getting better in what is wrong, or what you should not be doing at all, is another recipe for failure (Acts 9:1-6). But once you get it right, you need to settle down and get better. We will keep getting better until Jesus Christ comes (Proverbs 4:18).

For some people, instead of getting better in their God-given calling or assignment, they keep changing the assignment. God is not as frivolous as we are. He would not keep moving you up and down, wasting your time, energy, and resources (Matthew 11:28-30). You are like a seed. You need to locate your soil and stay planted there (Psalms 92:12-15). As you grow, refuse to be uprooted or transplanted.

No plant ever grows well if the farmer constantly transplants it. Allow the dealings and doings of God in your life to materialise. Don’t abort divine process (Hosea 7:8-9). For some, when God is set to begin to bless their efforts and labours in life, that is when they move to another thing. Learn to keep your focus. Someone has rightly defined focus as “Following One Course Until Successful.”

You only have limited time, energy, and resources to fulfil your destiny. Lack of focus will make you diffuse these resources and waste your destiny (Luke 10:41-42). Focus brings mastery. You cannot be a master in something until you do it consistently for long; be it business, ministry, career, etc. Lack of focus only produces mediocres (Ecclesiastes 10:10). What have you started this year? Stay there until you are successful in it!

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