FOCUS SCRIPTURE“And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.” (1 Samuel 30:8)

When David enquired of the Lord, he asked, “Shall I pursue after this troop”? David knew what he had lost, and he seemed to realize that the path to recovery was not meant to be a walk; it was meant to be a pursuit. To pursue is to chase after something with some hostile intent; so David was not proposing to walk after the Amalekites; he proposed to chase after them, with some hostile intent. He planed to run to his target.

Friend, if you have discovered your targets in 2017, God says, run to them. Run towards the goals you have set for yourself; chase after the targets you have set for yourself; add some passion to every mission you have embarked upon; if there be anything you want to achieve, don’t be slack about it, make it a pursuit; if there be levels you need to attain, don’t make it a walk as if you have all the time in the world to arrive at your destination: chase after it as if everything depends on chasing.

Pursue your goals with some degree of intent and speed; run towards the places you ought to have been in; if you have assignments to deliver on, don’t make it a walk, make it a pursuit; if you have business to do, don’t be slack about it, be fast about it; if you have desires that must become reality, don’t be slow in doing what you have to do, step up your game and increase your pace.

David pursued after the Amalekites, and he eventually caught up with them and took back his possessions. He pursued, and he eventually hit his target. If you dare to pursue, God says, you will hit your target. If you dare to add some urgency to your mission, you will succeed before your haters and rivals will have time to work against you; if you chase after your goals, it’s only a matter of time before your goals become your reality.

Don’t blame anyone for any target you are yet to hit if you have not begun to chase yet. Chase your target and you will hit it big in a matter of time.


I choose to pursue; I will catch what I pursue, in Jesus’ name!