To live out God’s purpose for you, you must be intentional in focusing on His plan for you.
There are a lot of things you could do this year. You could get out of debt, get married, save for vacation or pursue a dream. While there are a lot of things you could do, what is the one thing you have to do that would literally change your life?
Paul urges us to live with this kind of focus and intentionality. In Philippians 3:13-14 he says, “…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” It’s clear that Paul lived with purpose.
God hasn’t called us to wander aimlessly, unaware of where we’re headed. We’re not supposed to be spiritual tumbleweeds that drift wherever the wind blows. Instead, God has invited us to cooperate with the Holy Spirit, to focus in the direction He’s leading.
So what's the one thing you need to focus on this year to follow God’s plan for your life? What’s the one thing that you know in your heart you need to do? Perhaps you need to…
- Break a habit.
- Accomplish a goal you have been putting off.
- Restore a broken relationship.
- Admit an addiction and get help.
- Pay off your debts and be financially free.
- Start a business.
- End a business.
- Support a ministry.
- Volunteer at your church.
- End a relationship.
What’s your one thing you need to focus on this year? If you could accomplish it, it could change your life. Then you could confidently say with the Apostle Paul, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”