By Pastor Otive Igbuzor
As we step into the month of June, a fresh opportunity awaits us to shift our focus towards results (Eph 2:10; Phil 4:13). In every facet of life, whether personal, organizational, or national, results hold immense significance. They are the tangible outcomes that manifest due to specific actions or circumstances.
Often, we find ourselves entangled in a web of activities, busily engaged in tasks without a clear direction toward results. It is crucial for individuals, organizations, and nations alike to redirect their attention toward achieving outcomes rather than merely being occupied with activities.
Results can be measured and evaluated at different levels: output, outcome, and impact. Output represents the immediate results of undertaken activities, such as the number of people trained during a session. Outcome signifies the observable changes that transpire as a consequence of these activities, such as a shift in behavior or mindset. Lastly, impact embodies the long-term transformations that reverberate at a population level, leaving a lasting mark.
Understanding that we were created by God for good works (Eph 2:10) empowers us to strive for remarkable results. Through our faith in Christ, we are equipped to overcome challenges and accomplish all things (Phil 4:13). Consequently, it is essential for us to witness the fruit of our efforts. The Scriptures assure us that as children of God, all things work together for our good (Rom 8:28), reinforcing the idea that positive results are within our reach.
The decisions we make significantly influence the outcomes we obtain. In fact, decisions possess the potential to yield lasting results. Hence, adopting a result-oriented mindset becomes strategic and impactful. Those who prioritize results are known for their strategic thinking, realism, systematic approach, analytical prowess, unwavering focus, and decisive actions.
Focusing on results, aligned with divine perspectives, holds the key to transformative experiences across various aspects of life. Whether in our spiritual journey, family dynamics, health pursuits, academic endeavors, career advancements, financial management, or investment ventures, embracing a result-oriented mindset can spark remarkable transformations.
During this month of June, let us intentionally shift our focus towards results, trusting in God to grant us favorable outcomes in all things, in accordance with His Word. May we be guided to make decisions that are both strategic and result-oriented, eliminating irrelevant activities that hinder our progress.
Let us pray:
“Heavenly Father, I seek Your guidance as I embark on this journey of focusing on results. Grant me the wisdom to discern the activities that truly matter and help me eliminate those that distract from my purpose. Strengthen me to perform good works that yield outstanding results. As I make decisions, inspire me to be strategic and outcome-focused. May this month of June bring about transformation and fulfillment in every aspect of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
In this month of June, let us embrace the power of results and embark on a path of purpose-driven accomplishments that will shape our destinies.
Pastor Otive Igbuzor Ph.D is the General Overseer of Palace of Priests Assembly