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WHEN ONLY ONE THING MATTERS


MONDAY 24 JANUARY 2022


When only one thing matters and you're serious about it, you'll observe that you will sustain the ability to actualise it by carrying it out substantially as the only special idea, specific desire, and uncommon goal. As a result, you'll persevere beyond the challenge, confines and barriers that may encircle your pursuit and attain it.

Reference: Psalm 27:4 New King James Version (NKJV) "One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple."


People of one thing exercise a bold confidence of faith and maintain their focus while pursuing the only thing that matters which is peculiar and paramount. David desired one thing of the Lord, which he sought: "To dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of His life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple." David's desire helps us to realise the importance of God's presence in our lives. It wasn't a cheap desire because every man that will or has ever cherished such an aspiration must be willing to pay the price all the days of their lives.


Although today, its not possible for "everyone" to dwell in a real house of God (church building) all the days of their lives in a practical sense, this understanding mainly suggests that as Christians, we can sustain an unbroken consciousness in maintaining God's presence in our lives and its possible through engaging the continual fellowship and intelligence of the Holy Spirit in today's world. As a result of this very desire, David ended up as a man who always inquired of the Lord and accomplished a lot through it, including many victories he actualized in his battles.


In Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV), Paul says, "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Apostle Paul maintained the "one thing" that mattered: His purpose. At the end, he accomplished it by fighting the good fight, finishing his race and keeping the faith (2 Timothy 4:7-8 NIV). Beloved, undivided attention and singleness of purpose are essential to achieving or attaining any good result in any area of life. They are a proper and excellent technique required in any field of accomplishment. They also ensure the continuity and efficacy of a heart's desire which is destined to be granted as one persists.


Pursuing the only one thing that matters is a matter of choice and firm decision. We see this in Luke 10:40-42, where two sisters, Mary and Martha were given equal opportunity to concentrate and pay apt attention to the Master. But Martha was too worried and upset about many things, as well as being distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. Verse 42 reads, "But only one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her." Mary was smartly responsive to a godly drive within her with all consciousness, thereby keeping up with such a wise and consistent touch with the wisdom Jesus communicated in the setting, which was first and foremost, needful.


Beloved, many desires remain unmet because of lack of focus and dedication, and so the goal is never accomplished eventually. Many a time, a prayer remains unanswered because the person praying never focused completely on it and so, it was taken for granted. By constant focus on that which matters, anyone can come to the absolute realisation of the desire in their heart. In other words, you can experience the possible realisation of that which you pursue wholeheartedly, if you refuse to entertain distraction of any kind, including plan B. When its only that thing that matters, you must make up your mind to fight and overcome every challenge you face, and stay joyful and calm in the process, thereby prevailing and achieving that specific result amid any circumstance. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Matthew 6:33; 1 Corinthians 9:24-25; Hebrews 12:1; 2 Timothy 2:4.


Exuberant Declaration: I have a sustainable habit of observing conscious communion with God and I always function above limiting distractions. In fulfilling my purpose and realising my pursuit, I'm full of confidence, divine inspiration, peace and strength, which flow on the frequency of my continual engagement with the Spirit of God, who quickens me to desire and upholds me to actualise my expectation. I therefore reach absolutely to the standard of my utmost desire at any given time, and its always by God's grace and infinite wisdom. Hallelujah!



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