“Real pioneers do not criticize other pioneers, because they know how hard it can be to build something new. Settlers usually make the most vicious of critics.” – Graham Cooke
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but ONE THING I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, (Philippians 3:13)
In what areas of your life are you lacking clarity?
What questions can you ask the LORD to bring more clarity?
What would a focused life look like to you?
In yesterday’s message titled “One Thing,” I shared that in the middle of my sabbatical year (2007), God connected me with Jerry and Sharon Graham, who together make up “The Coaching Pair.” The slogan on their website even before I met them was “Guiding You To Your Destiny.”
If it hadn’t been for Jerry, I would not have taken the second of a series of 3 courses offered by Lifeforming Leadership Coaching titled “Life Focus.” That course and that choice had a profound impact on the direction of the rest of my life and what I do. All the DESTINY products, courses, and memberships being developed are a result of that.
So even though in 2007 I failed miserably in my goal to review much of my journals for the previous 5 years, God still accomplished His purposes by leading me to a course and DESTINY coach to allow me to reflect on my past, dream for the future, and narrow my focus.
There is tremendous power in FOCUS. Simple sunlight shining through a magnifying glass can ignite a fire. Simple “white” light shining through the right prism in the right way can produce a laser beam that can cut through steal. There is tremendous POWER in a focused life. The apostle Paul, the greatest salesman in the history of the world for the Word of God, said “but ONE THING I do” (Philippians 3:13). He was extremely focused.
About four years ago, God transitioned me from an established church to be part of a new church plant, which became Soul Purpose Church. After taking our DESTINY course that began in June 2008, Pastor Matt Gregory officially adopted this mission for SPC, “Coaching You To Discover And Fulfill Your Soul Purpose.”
Can you see the pattern here? God has subtly repositioned me as a DESTINY Coach as I sought His Kingdom and His righteousness first every day. He’s built a team – Team Destiny – and the team is growing rapidly. This has been a process. Journaling has helped bring lots of clarity.
On September 5, I close my email reply to Joseph Umidi with this “P.S.” – “Today I was thinking what I would say if someone asked me what I do. My answer would be, “I’m a DESTINY Coach.” And that’s thanks to you. ” Journaling has allowed God to be my Master Coach. Everyone of my major websites now includes coaching as a vital part.
In “The Greatest Salesman In The World” book, Og Mandino shared that “Many have achieved great success with one sales talk delivered with excellence.” That’s the power of focus.
In my July 10, 2006 devotional titled, “Redeeming The Time“, I shared that “You redeem your time by seeking God’s Kingdom first!” Life Changing Seminars is “helping God’s people better invest their most valuable resourse – TIME.”
Change seldom takes place without first asking questions. Jesus shaped His disciples’ thinking by asking them questions. When Jesus was asked questions, He often responded with questions. Questions can be very useful in discerning God’s will. The link below with “101 Questions” will help you discern God’s best for your life and to become more effective for Him.
“Turning our thinking around and asking more personally accountable questions is one of the most powerful and effective things we can do to improve our organizations and our lives.” – John G. Miller. For more details, see my Aug 21, 2007 devotional titled “QBQ! The Question Behind the Question.”
Heavenly Father, You have created each of us for a high and mighty purpose. For some people, it’s the public light, but for most, what they do in private, behind the scenes, allows others to fulfill their roles. May each of us seek Your Kingdom and Your righteousness first so we may walk in our destinies. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
Blessings for more clarity and more God power!
Joseph Peck, M.D.
The Time Doctor
Author, I Was Busy, Now I’m Not
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