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The Road Ahead

  • 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 8:31-33 WEB.

    "Oh, look at you! You did it again... you should just give up." These thoughts often play in our minds. It's a distraction sent by the enemy to try and break your focus on the Lord. To get you off course and 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 put what didn't agree with it behind Him.

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

    Each driver runs their own race, and if they spend their time looking behind them, they will never be able to finish it. It takes complete focus on the goal to be successful. They learn to ignore all the noise around them. If they make a mistake, they recover as quickly as possible, get back in the race, and concentrate on the road ahead. Paul ran his race like this (1 Corinthians 9:24).

    So don't become distracted by looking to the left or right, and give no attention to the past. Let what's behind you stay behind you. Focus on the future that God has for you, and stop listening to the voices that want you to fail. Stop comparing yourself to others, for you are only responsible for the talents given to you. The devil doesn't want you to win this. The only way you will come out on top is by focusing on God and tuning out the distractions around you. So stop looking behind you, and focus on the road ahead.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me focus on what matters. Give me a clear vision of what You have in store for me. Guide me and bring my desires in line with Yours today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Indeed…….. Help me to focus on what matters, in Jesus’s name I pray! Amen
Feb 19
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter God has taught me not to worry about things that have happened, or that can happen. I try my best to focus on what matters.
Feb 19
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

Feb 19
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Feb 19
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Feb 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Feb 19
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Clareen Hercules
Clareen Hercules

Amen Father

Feb 19
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen, Heavenly Father keep me focused with a clear vision  on you!

Feb 19
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, My focus is on You. Thank you for being in my life.  Amen

Feb 19
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Feb 19
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen your will be done Father

Feb 19
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Feb 19
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!Timely word Pastor Dion!.  Your Will Father not Mine, Thank You for Loving me and preparing the way of victory in my life. Amen

Feb 19
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

Feb 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please help me focus on what matters. Give me a clear vision of what You have in store for me. Guide me and bring my desires in line with Yours today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Feb 19
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Lord, please help me focus on what matters. Thank you!

Feb 19
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Feb 19
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

 

Feb 19
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Praise God. Thank you Jesus Amen 

Feb 19
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen  

Feb 19
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen, help me to remain focus Lord!

Feb 19
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

FOCUS, SOMETIMES THERE'S SO MUCH RADDLEING AROUND IN OUR HEADS, THIS ,THAT AND THE OTHER, IT'S HARD TO CONSENTRATE ON ONE THING. WE GET OVERWELHEMED WITH THE THINGS OF THE WORLD AND PEOPLE. THE LORD REQUESTS US TO PUT HIM FIRST AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FALL IN PLACE. HE KNOWS WHAT IS NEEDED BETTER THAN US.

SO LET'S FOLLOW HIS LEAD

XO

SHARON 

Feb 19
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Feb 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 20
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Feb 20