Our Focal Scripture speaks of how the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord after the death of Ehud. Their bondage began when they began doing evil in the sight of the Lord. To do evil is to miss the mark. God set a mark for them, and the moment they began missing that mark, they opened the doors of their destinies to reduction and oppression. They missed the mark that God set for them, and they became mincemeat for the enemy.
Friend, don’t miss whatever mark that God has set for you. Don’t come down from whatever height that God has placed you on. Don’t make light of whatever assignment that heaven has committed into your hands. Don’t live below the destiny mandate that God has given you. Don’t accept to be an inferior version of whom God made you to be. Don’t play on a turf that is way below the capacity that God has put in you already.
It may have been okay for sin to be found amongst other people who were not children of Israel, but it was unacceptable for sin to become the order of the day amongst God’s people. You may be in an environment where it is okay for people to miss the mark, but God didn’t send you there to join them in missing the mark. God did not send you amongst the ungodly so that you too can join them and be ungodly.
If you made the mistake of missing the mark of your high calling in the past, now is the time to retrace your steps. Now is the time to get back to the demands of God for your life. Now is the time to get back to the standards that God set for you. Now is the time to live according to your destiny mandate and destiny capacity. Now is the time to live like one who has a purpose to fulfill. Now is the time to stop missing the mark.
Press toward the mark of your high calling. Press toward the standards that God set for you. Press toward goal that heaven set for you. Don’t let your environment usher you into a dangerous realm of missing the mark.