PERSEVERE UNTIL THE GOAL IS REACHED

Tuesday, February 20, 2018



Author: Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day: So I saw that there is nothing better than for a man to have joy in his work–because that is his reward… Ecclesiastics 3 : 22

LISTEN: How did you feel when you successfully accomplished that worthwhile task or project? You felt excited and fulfilled, right? Unfortunately, inconclusive task does not bring this kind of fulfilment. But we can achieve a lot more through perseverance. Perseverance is a continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. Perseverance plays important role in realising our goals. Hence, when we understand how something that is happening today is building for the future, it will inspire us to keep at it; and to be realistic and have the patience that is needed to persevere until the goal is reached. A lot of people set goals but do not reach those goals. They often abandoned them as a result of distractions, impatience and lack of courage to persevere all the way. Beloved, you cannot be fulfilled until you have done well. So, how are you pursuing your goals? Apostle Paul reveals helpful information on how to reach our goals. He says, ” I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize… (Philippians 3 : 13 , 14). He (Paul) mentioned singleness of purpose, determination and focus as what has helped him to accomplish his God – given project. He disengaged with his past and focused on the future. Beloved, is your past filled with regrettable experiences? Is your past trying to take the best of your present and future? Do not permit it. Be focused, determined, single-minded and have faith in God to reach your goals.

Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not allow your regrettable past experiences rob you of a glorious future.
2. Do not die in depression, instead, be focused on your goals and have faith in God.
3. No matter what, learn to persevere until you break through.
4. Be determined, focused and single – minded in pursuing your goals.

Daily Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you because you are the support of those who trust in you. Help me to persevere in my God-given assignment until the goal is reached, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Task: Beloved, is your past filled with regrettable experiences? Not to worry! Be focused, determined, single-minded and have faith in God to reach your goals.

Daily Reflection: When we understand how something that is happening today is building for the future, it will inspire and motivate us to keep at it through patience and perseverance.

Daily Quote: ” People set goals, but only those who persevere and sometimes swim against the tide reach their goals. ”

Today In History: February 20, 1962 Mercury astronaut John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth.

Say This: Today, I confess that I need supernatural support to accomplish my God-given purpose. Therefore, I will persevere in pursuing my goal and continue to trust the help of God, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to you, may the Lord bless and protect you. May you persevere in your God-given assignments until the goal and purpose of your life are reached, in Jesus’ name.

Stunning Fact: Did you know paper money was first used in China?