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Taking hold of your future – Focus

Memory Verse

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you” (NIV)

“I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target and hold it there, you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.” Zig Ziglar

  • Understanding the place of focus in getting hold of your future.
  • Knowing how to be focused to achieve a result.
  • Understanding the importance of focus in your given assignment.
  • Appreciate that it is God’s desire that His children be focused on all they do according to His will.
  • Appreciate that it is never too late to regain a previously lost focus.
  • Helping believers to appreciate the role of timing in focus.


  • What has focus got to do with my future?
  • How can a I stay focused on my vision?
  • How would I know that I am not focused as expected?
  • Is a focused mind in born or is something one can learn?
  • How do we deal with distractions?
  • What is the role of the word of God in attaining focus in life and ministry?
  • How do I get the right balance in the pursuit of focus?
  • How do I know the things to focus on?
  • What is the role of discipline when we are trying to focus?
  • Focus is a key requirement in our Christian journey (Rom 8:5, Luke 9:62).
  • Focus is a sign of spiritual growth (1Cor 13:11, 1Thes 5:21).
  • The cares and love of this world can affect your focus negatively (2 Tim 4:10, Matt 13:22, 1 Tim 6:10).
  • The well-used strategy of the devil is to affect our focus as well as hope deferred makes the heart sick and can affect our focus (Psalm 125:3, Proverbs 13:12, Matthew 6:13).
  • It is possible to focus on the right thing at the wrong time. We need wisdom to get the timing right (John 9:4, Matthew 13:28-30, Ecclesiastics 3:1).
  • A focused minded person always seeks to improve him/herself (Phi3:12-14).
  • Focus leads to success (Jos 1:8).
  • Discipline is a key requirement for focus. Focus on the task ahead (Matthew 16:24, Luke 9:62, Genesis 19:26)
  • Service should never be at the expense of your relationship with God. Stay focused on your relationship while service (Luke 10:40-42).
  • Wherever focus goes, your energy flows towards.
  • What you focus on, grows.
  • Learn to completely depend on God in everything you are doing. (Ps 121:1-2).
  • Let Christ be the center of all you do, he has promised not to forsake you. (Matt 6:33, Heb 13:5).
  • Carefully chose friends, partners and/or mentors of like minds (Amos 3:3).
  • Eradicate fear and be always courageous (Joshua 1:5-7).
  • Lack of focus is a potential source of energy loss and it is always a strategy of the enemy to distract us from being focus- BE WISE!
  • Be focused on that plan to save, investment strategy, careers advancement There is a always an optimal timing, lets not miss it due to carelessness and complacency.
  • Do not focus on your enemies or challenges but focus on your goals and be deliberate, never despise little steps.