Eyes on the Prize: Maintaining Focus in Distracting Times

Monday, August 14, 2023 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Philippians 3:12, Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Why We Need This

• Your purpose and potential unfolds when you're able to avoid distractions and maintain focus on God, people, and important things.
• It is also essential to train your mind, and develop a mindset to victoriously deal with circumstances.
• Life and the world is not going to stop for us to catch up.

Distraction is a Dis-ease

• A disorder of structure produces specific signs or symptoms that affect normal function
• A particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people.

The Positive Power of Affirmation

2 Corinthians 4:13, And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak

• An affirmation is a positive assertion
• It is a short statement that can help brighten your outlook
• It is a sign of self-respect and self-awareness

AFFIRMATION #1: I press on. I lay on hold on that for which Jesus laid hold on me.

Why do I press on?
Why did Jesus draft (apprehend) me?

AFFIRMATION #2: I do not allow the past to adversity affect my future. I reach for the things that are ahead.

What adverse things in my past do I need to leave behind?
What things do I reach for?

: My eyes are on the prize. The prize is the purpose and call of God on my life in Christ.

What is God’s purpose and call on my life?
What is my prize? (List if more than one)