Key Text: Proverbs 4:25 KJV
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Distraction on the other hand is a key factor that has kept people from doing extraordinary exploits in business, career and ministry. The wind of distraction sometimes come in the form of discouragements from friends and families, disruptions as a result of changing regulations, financial constraints, lost contracts, competition and even in the form of new business opportunities just to mention a few. Getting a handle over distractions and remaining laser focused on the real objective will always result in positive outcome.
Peter focused on Jesus and walked on water: doing the seemingly impossible, but when he got distracted by the winds he started to sink. Mathew 14:30 says “But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
Always keep your business and career goal in mind, don’t try to please everyone-you can’t, don’t say “Yes” to everybody, know your own customers, avoid every form of gossip and make the best use of your time.
Consider Andrew Carnegie’s thought on focus: he said “Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.”
Do not allow current failures keep you back, don’t throw in the towel due to temporary setbacks; there is no problem that doesn’t have a solution. Most importantly look up to God, who is the author and finisher of your faith, He’ll pull you out of any kind of storm that may be causing you distractions.
You will succeed.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, grant me the discipline to focus on the important things, help me never to lose track of your directions in Jesus name.