Focus brings Fulfillment, Distraction brings Delay

March 19, 2017

 

We are in a strategic season where the Lord is bringing divine opportunities and open doors for advancement and acceleration into His plans and purposes. We are in a season where the Lord is bringing fulfilment of promises and propelling His people forward in their destiny. With this strategic season there is also a need to ensure we are focused on Jesus and the promise and path before us. The enemy is bringing much distraction at this time to try to delay God’s people from the plans God has for them.

 

While spending time with the Lord I heard Him say, “Distraction will bring delay but focus will bring fulfilment.” The Lord then showed me a path of light and the people of God were walking on this path and their focus was steadfast on the path before them. They were focused on the promises and plans the Lord had for them and they were purposeful about keeping their focus on Jesus and their calling. They were obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit and were eager to walk in the fullness of the plans the Lord had for them. Proverbs 4:25 (NASB) – Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Hebrews 12:2a (NASB) – fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.

 

Up ahead of them I saw a door pulsing and bursting with light and power. The door was pulsing with the heartbeat of God. The glory of God surrounded the door and the power of God was streaming from it as sparks were flying from the door in all directions. I knew the door represented divine opportunities the Lord is bringing to His people in this season. These opportunities will be highlighted by the Holy Spirit and the people will be drawn to them. Romans 8:14 (NASB) –For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Isaiah 30:21 (NASB) – Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

 

In the vision I saw that as the people of God walked through this door I noticed more doors in front of them. These again were pulsing with the heartbeat of God and glowing with light and power. The Lord told me to look at the position of the doors and I noticed the doors were positioned closer and closer together as the people progressed along the path. One door was leading to the next in increasingly close succession. The Lord was showing me that there is an acceleration coming in this season. As the people of God move through one divine opportunity and open door they will find another one right behind it. There will be an acceleration into the plans the Lord has for them. The people of God will see one promise fulfilled on the back of the next one.

 

The Lord then showed me the enemy was bringing distractions along the way in an attempt to divert the people’s eyes off the path and the door ahead in order to delay them from moving into the plans the Lord had for them and delay the fulfilment of the promise. I saw that as the people diverted their attention to attend to the distraction they were no longer able to keep their eyes fixed on the light and path ahead. The distraction was pulling them away from what the Lord had for them. The enemy will also use discouragement, confusion and disillusionment to distract you. People are often confused when they are distracted by the enemy’s tricks and schemes instead of focusing on God and His promises. There are some who feel discouraged with what they see in the natural as it doesn’t appear the plans and promises of God are coming. They are disillusioned by the time they have needed to stand in faith for the fulfillment of the promises God has given them. It is at this time that it is important to continue to stand in faith and keep your focus on God knowing He is faithful to fulfil His promises in the perfect time. Hebrews 10:23 (NASB) – Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Colossians 3:2 (NASB) – Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

 

Divine opportunities are coming to God’s people and acceleration will be seen in this season. These opportunities will come across the path of His people as they keep their eyes fixed on Jesus and they are led by His Spirit. There will be no need to strive for them as they will be orchestrated by God and will come at the perfect time. As the people of God are focused on Him and the plans and promises the Lord has for them, they will see a cascade of open doors and opportunities before them which will bring fulfilment of the plans and promises they have been waiting in faith to see. Many people will be surprised by what the Lord unfolds for them. They will see the goodness of God surround them and they will testify to God’s faithfulness. Psalm 34:8 (NASB) – O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 31:19 (TPT) – Lord how wonderful you are! You have stored up so many good things for us, like a treasure chest heaped up and spilling over with blessings – all for those who honor and worship you! And everybody knows what you can do for those who turn and hide themselves in you.

 

We are in a time where the Lord is bringing fulfilment and acceleration of His promises and plans but it will be important to keep your focus on Him and the path ahead and not be distracted by the enemy’s attempts to delay or derail the plans God has for you. Stay focused – your destiny and the plans God has for you are too important for you to give in to distractions!

 

 

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