Single-Minded for the Purposes of God

Make a choice today to be single-minded in your pursuit of the plans of God. Set your mind on the Spirit and live in peace.

Psalm 119:113
I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.

Author Christie Caine said, “Fix your eyes on Jesus because where you look you will go. What you behold you will become.”

Kathryn was a talented young woman, filled with God’s Holy Spirit and anointed to preach the gospel. She had been touring her home country conducting evangelistic campaigns with great success. One day she met a handsome young man called Mark who pastored a church in a town where she was preaching. They spent many days together becoming very familiar with each other. After a short time, they fell in love. It was apparent that they might enjoy a prosperous future together. However, there was one obstacle to their happiness. Mark was already married.

Mark stood on the platform of the station. Kathryn was in the carriage, window drawn. She knew there was no hope for their future. She knew what God’s word said concerning adultery. Crucifying her wrong love, Kathryn decided to break off the relationship and fix her eyes on the cause of Christ rather than abandon his call for the delights of the flesh. She knew what the scriptures taught about marriage and divorce and decided to be single-minded in her pursuit of the will of God. Kathryn’s love for her God and his word was far greater than the tainted love of the flesh. The train pulled out of the station. Kathryn never saw Mark again.

By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit James writes, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” God’s word calls us to set our minds on things that are above, not on worldly things; to fix our eyes on Jesus and his purposes for our lives. If Kathryn had been double-minded in her approach to life (one eye on the desires of the Spirit and one eye on the desires of the flesh) she would have been spewed from the mouth of Christ. She knew well the teaching of Romans: “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit,” and “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”

Make a choice today to be single-minded in your pursuit of the plans of God because what you behold you will become. Set your mind on the Spirit and live in peace.

God-tracking is being single-minded for the purposes of God.

(Get into the word of God and get the word of God into you!)
James 1:6-8
Colossians 3:1-4
Hebrews 12:2
Revelation 3:15-16

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“Dear God, I am deeply sorry for compromising my faith by tainted endeavours. Forgive me for being double-minded. I repent of all wrong thoughts and ambition and choose today to fix my eyes on Jesus and my mind on things above. I know you have a plan for my life. Lord, I do not want to miss out on your plan. I seek to live by the Spirit and not the flesh. I seek to be single-minded for your purposes. Thank you for your grace and mercy. Amen.”

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Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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