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Look Where You Are Going

  • He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He spoke to them openly. Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But he, turning around, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, and said, 'Get behind me, Satan! For you have in mind not the things of God, but the things of men.' Mark 8:31 WEB

    'Oh look at you! You did it again... you should just give up.' These thoughts often play in your mind. It is a distraction to try and break your focus on the Lord, to get you off course, to get you to stop trying. When the words of Peter no longer lined up with the will of the Father, Jesus turned His back to him and put him behind Him. When satan tried Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus told him 'Get behind me satan.' Jesus focused on the present will of God, and He put what did not agree with it behind Him.

    Formula One race car drivers are trained to focus on where they want to go, and to not get distracted by the things around them. They are moving so fast that even a slight distraction could be a fatal one. They are also trained to not follow the car in front of them, for if it went into a curve too fast, then they would follow it and crash as well. Also, they would never pass it.

    They each run their own race. If they spent their time looking behind them, then they would never finish a race. It takes complete focus on the goal, and ignoring all the noise around them to be successful. Paul ran his race like this (1 Corinthians 9:24).

    So don't look to the left or to the right, and give no attention to the past. Let what is behind you, stay behind you. Focus on the future that God has for you and stop listening to those that want you to fail. The devil does not want you to win this and the only way that you come out on top is by focusing on God completely, and tuning out the distractions around you. Stop looking behind you, and look at the road ahead.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me focus on what matters. Give me a clear vision of what I should be focusing on, guide me and bring my desires in line with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

March 16, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Yessss!!! Hallelujah!!! Praise God!!! So timely!!! So good!!!

March 16, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Thank you for this word today. It really lifted me up and was so needed. God bless you! <3

March 16, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beeredited: March 16, 2017

Amen Lord Jesus. 

March 16, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

March 16, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Yes thank you for these much needed words!

March 16, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! God never wants us to look back, except to remember what He has done in our life. He makes our crooked path straight.

March 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Narrow path to the stright gate. I always think about that, Twila. <3

March 16, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! The answers are always in front of us, living in any other direction will only cause pain!

March 16, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen and Amen!

Thank you Father for never leaving me nor forsaken me!

I will continue to look forward and not backwards! 

March 16, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me stay strong through it all Amen God. 

March 16, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! When I am working for the Lord, the enemy attacks big time! This is my confirmation that the work I am doing is ordained by my Abba Father. Satan wants me to fail at the task, because he knows God will use this effort of mine for bringing more into His Kingdom. So when adversity strikes , I put my trust In Abba Father and I walk right through the fire with Jesus at my side!

March 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! 

March 16, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

March 16, 2017
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen

March 16, 2017
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Ken Dennis
Ken Dennis

Oh very special message "get behind me" focus on God "watch where your going", prey and obey!!!

March 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Ken, I really like that "prey and obey". Thanks for sharing with us. :-)

March 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!                     Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion today. :-)

 

This is good for many with anxiety to do I have a nurse friend that helped me for years. Years? She's been with me since my early trenty's I'll be 58 in Maymshe been with me a long time.  She would always say when you walk look stright ahead don't look left or right up or down. If you do that when your out you won't get anxiety if you train yourself to do this. Once you look away your mind will race and you will also get dizzy. It works once you do it enough trust me I've been doing this for many years. One thing I do have to tell you firdt be aware of everything and everyone around you. That's for safty reasons. Yes and always tell satan to get behind you. Amen. <3

Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me focus on what matters. Give me a clear vision of what I should be focusing on, guide me and bring my desires in line with You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen and Amen. <3

 

  

March 16, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Great example with a race car driver.  All makes good sense to apply.   Lately having problem concentrating.  I pray then work at it.Blessigs to all!

March 16, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me focus on what matters. Give me a clear vision of what I should be focusing onToday, guide me and bring my desires in line with You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 17, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father please help me focus on what matters. Give me a Clear Vision of what I should be focusing on, guide me and bring my desires in line with you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 17, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.

March 18, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thank you Lord 

March 19, 2017