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00501 - Life Lesson : Be Focussed

Living a life of faith means integrating faith into your plans and using it as a guiding principle to achieve your goals. The Bible provides wisdom for this approach, as evident in Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV): "A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."

To truly succeed in achieving our life goals, maintaining focus is crucial. To be focused is to have a clear vision of what you aim to achieve, just as great biblical leaders had their faith firmly rooted in God’s promise. They had goals, and they remained focused despite the obstacles that came their way.

You can set your goals year by year and use them as a roadmap. Whether it's educational achievements, career advancements, or spiritual milestones, having a set plan increases your chances of success. However, make room for God to direct your steps while you plan. It’s that straight forward.


Always make sure you plan to succeed rather than not plan anything and fail.


Lord, would you bring my plans in line with Your will, Amen.

Action Point

Imagine taking seven of the biggest things going on in life and dedicating one day in prayer and planning to each one, per week.

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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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