SOME REASONS PEOPLE GET DISCOURAGED: NEGLECT OR LACK OF FOCUS

KEY SCRIPTURE: Deut 2:3 KJV “Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward”.

When the children of Israel left Egypt for the promised land, they got to mount Seir and went round it for a number of times. They kept going round this mountain till the Lord spoke to Moses that they had compassed the mountain long enough. These people were getting away from their focus on the journey and kept staying at one location over a long time. On many occasions people out of neglect begin to lose the enthusiasm about going forward or getting on with whatever they are doing, only to give up.

In John 21:3, Simon Peter after the death of our Lord Jesus said to the rest of the disciples that he was going a fishing. This was a people who the Lord himself weaned from fishing when he was with them. Just a short while after the death of the master, although he had revealed himself to them after His resurrection, yet they still went back to fishing. This further establishes the fact that out of neglect or focus on a thing one can easily lose the zest in doing what he has been doing. If you do not concentrate on the importance of praying, studying or even a commitment to giving to charity, the interest will be dying gradually till you no more do it at all. The picture of this, is when a ship that has not been anchored drifts off over time. As the waves billows it moves of gradually till one can’t see it at all. Backsliding as a Christian normally happens out of neglect and a lack of focus.

In Hebrews 2:1, the Bible cautions us as follows, ” Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” .We need to take an earnest heed to whatever good thing we are doing less we lose our zeal and get  discouraged. Commitment to Marriages over time can lose the fire of love and certain important habits, may be left over time. Keep convincing yourself each day about the need to keep at whatever good thing you have been doing. You may write it out clearly so you would be constantly challenged when you read it. Habakkuk 2:2

CONFESSION

I keep myself inspired daily to be doing all the right things that I am supposed to do. I do not allow other matters which are not so important to get my attention in anyway. This makes me a high achiever in all I do.

FURTHER STUDIES

Habakkuk 2:2 KJV” And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it” For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry”.

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