The Power of Focus

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The Power of Focus
Fulfilling God’s Call & Your Potential
Vision/Dream
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Vision—is the ability to see things
before they come to pass. It is unusual
competence in discernment or perception;
intelligent foresight. It is the ability to
implement those things necessary for
the realization of fulfillment.
Dream—to desire something that you
see mentally, something that captures
the imagination.
Focus
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Focus—the object fixed upon or mental state of
concentration; it is the ability to;
Monitor— observe and correct.) (paying attention)
Work towards or effectively manage
Discipline one’s behavior where necessary
Be consistent
Show initiative
Take decisive action
Show unswerving dedication and commitment
Concentrating on Now
Philip. 3:13-14 (NIV)
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to
have taken hold of it. But one thing I do:
Forgetting what is behind and
strainingtoward what is ahead, [14] I press
on toward the goal to win the prize for
which God has called me heavenward in
Christ Jesus.
Misappropriating Gifts & Goods
Numbers 14:36-38 (NIV)
So the men Moses had sent to explore the
land, who returned and made the whole
community grumble against him by spreading a
bad report about it-- [37] these men responsible
for spreading the bad report about the land were
struck down and died of a plague before the Lord.
[38] Of the men who went to explore the land,
only Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of
Jephunneh survived.
Numbers 13:27-30 (NIV)
They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to
which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here
is its fruit. [28] But the people who live there are powerful,
and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw
descendants of Anak there. [29] The Amalekites live in the
Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill
country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the
Jordan."
[30] Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and
said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for
we can certainly do it."
A Different Heart/A Different Focus
I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly. [9] So on
that day Moses swore to me, 'The land on which your feet have
walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever,
because you have followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.'
[10] "Now then, just as the Lord promised, he has kept me alive
for forty-five years since the time he said this to Moses, while Israel
moved about in the desert. So here I am today, eighty-five years
old! [11] I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out;
I'm just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. [12] Now
give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day. You
yourself heard then that the Anakites were there and their cities
were large and fortified, but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them
out just as he said."
[13] Then Joshua blessed Caleb son of Jephunneh and gave him
Hebron as his inheritance.
Things To Concentrate On
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You have to focus on the right things & patiently
endure thgs that are wrong.
You must keep the vision before you at all times.
You must be willing to fight for what God has
promised you regardless of others.
You must be willing to wait on God in expectation
of fulfillment.
If you wait on God and obey Him, you will stand in
your inheritance. An added bonus—Trusting God
will have a positive physical effect on your body.
Gleanings
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You cannot focus without a made up mind!
Double minded people are unstable.
Arriving has to be more important than the
moment.
God and the destination must be your
focus.
The Negro National Anthem
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears.
Thou who hast brought us thus far on the way,
Thou who hast by Thy might
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places,
Our God, where we met Thee,
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world,
We forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land.