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Focus Like Never Before
By: Min. Feamula R. Bradley
Louisiana State Co-Chaplain
“I’m not saying that I have this all together; that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal; where God is beckoning us onward-to Jesus. I’m off and running and I’m not turning back.”
Philippians 3:13, 14 (MSG)
Happiest New Year Blessings Sorors! We made it! How blessed it is to experience a new year! What an excellent time it is to re-purpose in our hearts those things, that for a variety of reasons, have fallen off of our radar. It is also an opportunity to recommit to the things of God! When entering into a new year, it is not uncommon that we look back over the past year and reflect. This is only helpful if the goal is to learn from our experiences/mistakes and move forward with an even greater tenacity. If we dwell on past losses, missed opportunities, toxic relationships, fears, regrets, etc…rather than embrace God’s “new mercies” (Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV) that he lovingly grants us daily, we can become bogged down, distracted and ultimately lose focus. RESET, and focus like never before! God never intended for us to bear the weight of the world, our families, our careers, our sisterhood, or even our ministries alone (Proverbs 12:25, 1 Peter 5:7). Grab hold of the newness of today, and the opportunities of a new year to press towards the mark! One of the biggest tricks of the enemy is the art of distractions. One of our greatest gifts is that we already know his (the enemy) tricks and that God had armed us with all of the tools we need (God’s Word) to be victorious! Declare victory in this new year (in every area of your life)! Remember, we are still here because our assignments have not been completed. Therefore, remain focused on Jesus, the “author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2 KJV) and let’s get busy! Decree that you are unbothered and unstoppable! Stir up the gifts inside of you (2 Timothy 1:6 KJV)! Regardless of your station in life, we can all do better! ARISE! Wake up the sleeping GIANT! PRAISE GOD in advance! Go for the GOAL!
RUN SORORS RUN and DON’T TURN BACK!
Eternal God, our Father, thank you for the honor and privilege of entering into this new year. Thank you for this season of opportunity and greatness! Thank you, for new mercies and new beginnings. Strengthen us Lord, that we may remain focused, obedient and allow you to direct our path. Restore in each of us, the fire, zeal and hunger we possessed when we first received you. Father, create in us a clean heart and renew the right Spirit within us. In the name of Jesus and by the Power of the Holy Spirit, we bind every distraction, imagination and hinderance. We bind the spirit of broken focus and decree victory, peace and fulfillment in every area of our lives. We promise, Father, to share the fire with others, that they too may walk in your light and live a purpose driven life. We honor you Lord, for you are worthy. Thank you for your faithfulness. We submit this prayer to you, in the matchless name of Jesus, Amen!
The Divine Prayer Line
A Prayer for Health:
So Do Not Fear, For I Am With You; Do Not Be Dismayed, For I Am Your God.
I Will Strengthen You And Help You; I Will Uphold You With My Righteous Right Hand.
A Prayer of Wealth:
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them,
to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.
A Prayer for Happiness:
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 (ESV)
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