A Man of Consequence: Vocation & Focus

 

So what other ingredients makes a man of consequence thick? Vocation & Focus.
(If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to read the first part of this series – A Man of Consequence: Vision & Faith)

Vision drives you to purposeful vocation and useful engagement. A man of consequence cannot be idle. Purpose compels him. Vision drives him. And boy he learns his trade well! Not without mistakes and bumps on the way, but he remains focused on doing the singular vocation God assigns him.

What vocation are you engaged in? Are you doing the thing God has sent you to do? Or are you busy trying to be someone else?

When you discover your purpose in life, just do it!
Don’t sit around.
Don’t hang around.
Don’t waste time.
Don’t waste your life.

Why is keeping busy important? Knowledge! Knowledge is power; something no one can ever take from you. Knowledge unlocks doors that strength cannot. You learn from doing things, not sitting on the couch and watching TV all day. Your vision determines how you spend your time. Your vision makes you a missionary of purpose. Get busy. Master something or some things; a trade, skill, occupation. Learn. Take risks. Broaden your horizon where possible. Be determined to live above the status quo. Don’t settle for an average life.

And focus!!! The qualities that bring a man to leadership are the same that will keep him there.
David started diligent. David ended diligent.
Paul started fervent. Paul ended fervent.
Peter started passionate. Peter ended passionate.
Start well and end well. And if you are worried that you haven’t started well, not to worry. Start well from today.
Keep your focus on your purpose, your vision, your goal. Become a purpose-driven person. Stay focused my friend.

Discover yourself. Discover your purpose. Master a vocation. And stay on track! You can do this!! Yes, you can!!!

Further reading
“…So run that you may obtain it… They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.”
(1 Corinthians 9:24b, 25b, 26 ESV)

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.