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Taking hold of your future – Drive and Determination

Memory Verse

“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us” (NLT)

  • Helping us appreciate the role of determination in achieving success.
  • Encourage believers not to give up on their goals even in the midst of overwhelming challenges.
  • Knowing how to develop personal drive and determination.
  • Helping believers to understand the snares and pitfalls of lack of drive and determination.

  • What do we mean by drive and determination?
  • How does driven and determination relate to our future?
  • Can drive and determination be developed or cultivated?
  • Why do people lose their drive and determination?
  • Can lack of drive and determination set in when I engage in things, I do not have passion for?
  • Can lack of achievement make me lose my drive and motivation?
  • What is the role of your circle of influence in either diminishing or encouraging your drive and determination or enhancing it?
  • Drive and determination mean having the right attitude towards your God given assignment (1 Cor 16:13).
  • If your purpose in life is discovered and aligned with God’s will, you become selfless and determined to finish well. (2Timothy 4:7, 1Cor 9:24, Phil 3:12-14).
  • Challenges of life’s, failures and threats from adversaries could make us lose our determination and drive. (1 Kings 19:3-4).
  • Your commitment will always be linked to your treasure (Matthew 6:21).
  • Lack of achievement can make people lose their drive and determination. We are empowered by the scriptures and the holy to press on (Pro 13:12. Matt 4:4, Matt 26:41).
  • Your association or circle of influence can influence your drive and determination (Proverbs 27:17).
  • In challenging times, we should rely on the strength of God and ask for capacity to overcome the pressures of life (Phil 4:12-13).
  • Determination/drive works in tandem with faith. (Heb 11:6, 1 John 5:4)
  • Have a positive mentality/faith in God that it is not over until you win (Micah 7:8 )
  • Passion enhances determination and drive; Engage in things you love doing.
  • It is important you identify the root cause of lack of drive and determination and deal with them from the roots, avoid short term fixes.
  • Trust God to continue to see you through.
  • Be certain of where you are coming from, where you are presently and where you are going, direction is key in sustaining your drive (Rom 8:14, Ex 23:20).
  • It is important to celebrate small gains while ascribing glory to God (Zech 4:10).
  • Learn from other people’s mistakes, relate with people who are genuinely determination to succeed in life (Proverbs 27:17).
  • Be determined to do good and make a positive impact in the life of someone   (Galatians 6:9).