FOCUSED AND CONSISTENT BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8).
If you want to be perpetually successful, living the ever-victorious life you’ve been called to live, you have to be focused and consistent. In your confessions of faith, for example, you can’t talk strength, courage, victory, prosperity, health and wholeness, and at the same time speak weakness, fear, failure, poverty and sickness. The Bible says, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” (James 3:11). That’s not going to work.
Our theme verse in the Amplified Version says, “…a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].” That means in his way of prosperity, he’ll be unstable; on his road of greatness, he’ll be unstable as well.
There’re lots of people who believe in a life that’s “up and down”; by that I mean an inconsistent, unreliable and uncertain life. That’s not for the Christian; we go upward and forward only. We allow no distractions. Set your sail. It doesn’t matter what tries to pull you this way or that way; make the Word of God your focus: “…Turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go” (Joshua 1:7 AMPC). Praise God!
The Bible says, “Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2 AMPC). Set your focus and go for the goal; and the great God of glory, who’s at work in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure, will see to it that you’re a success and you fulfill His destiny for your life. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, thank you for your Word that inspires faith in my spirit and helps me maintain focus, attention and consistency on your Word in fulfilling my divine call. I remain steady, firm, resolved and unflinching in my confidence in you to guide me victoriously through life, every day, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
James 1:5-8; Ephesians 4:14; Deuteronomy 5:32