focus on the mission
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God
Hebrews 12:2

Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional For Thursday 8th July 2021

There’re many today, including leaders, who
have forgotten the purpose and mission of the
Church. They’re carried away by the work, so much
so they’ve forgotten the objective. It’s like being on a
journey but forgetting the destination they’re carried
away by the sights and pleasures, the many distractions
and attractions on the way.
Why do you live? What’s your purpose? In 2
Corinthians 1:8-9, the Apostle Paul said, “For we
would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble
which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of
measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired
even of life: But we had the sentence of death in
ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but
in God which raiseth the dead.” It’s only when you
understand your mission that you can have an attitude
and mindset as the one we see in the verses we just
Without a consciousness of the mission, you may
be enjoying the journey, but you’re going nowhere.
Therefore, you must live as one who has a destination,
a God-given purpose. That way, nothing in this earth
can shake you the things of this earth will have no
value to you, because your mind is on your purpose
and on your mission.
It was so with Jesus, who “…for the joy that was
set before him endured the cross, despising the
shame...” (Hebrews 12:2). It didn’t matter that they
put a crown of thorns on His head with blood dripping
from Him, and the excruciating pains from those nails
He endured it all.
It doesn’t matter what challenges you’re facing
in your life focus on the destination. Don’t let the
things that happen along the way distract you from
finishing your course. Paul demonstrated his resolve
as stated in Acts 20:22-24: “And now, behold, I go
bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the
things that shall befall me there: Save that the Holy
Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and
afflictions abide me. But none of these things move
me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that
I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry,
which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the
gospel of the grace of God.”


I refuse to be distracted by circumstances, experiences, or adversity. My focus is on Christ, His Word and His purpose for my life. I have a passion for God’s agenda, with my heart continually set on Him to do His will. I look beyond this world, and I’m ever strong in the Lord. Amen.

Further Studies

1 Corinthians 15 19
19 - If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Isaiah 50 7
7 - For the Lord Jehovah will help Me; therefore I have not been ashamed. On account of this I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
2 Timothy 4 7-8
7 - I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.
8 - Now there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that Day; and not to me only, but also to all those who love His appearing.

1 Year Bible Reading Plan

Acts 19 8-41,Job 15 1,Job 18 1

2 Year Bible Reading Plan

Luke 7 18-35,Joshua 3 1,Joshua 4 1


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