FOCUS SCRIPTURE“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,” (Ezekiel 37: 1)

The hand of the Lord was upon Ezekiel, and that hand carried him out in the Spirit of the Lord. The word ‘out’ as used in that scripture comes from a Hebrew word ‘yatsa’; another meaning of ‘yatsa’ is ‘to go forth with purpose’. So the hand of the Lord came upon Ezekiel and caused him to go forth with purpose. Ezekiel’s going forth was for a purpose; it was not a going forth to satisfy the mundane; it was a forward movement to fulfill purpose.

Friend, every progress that God brings your way is for a purpose. God does not move you forward for the fun of it; He moves you forward so that you can fulfill His purpose. God moves you forward so that you can perform the counsel of heaven. God moves you forward so that you can walk in His purpose. God moves you forward so that your greatness can be tied to the fulfillment of divine purpose. Your forward movement is for a divine purpose.

Ezekiel was carried forth by the Spirit of the Lord in order to perform a function in the valley of dry bones. There was a responsibility that heaven had for Ezekiel as he was being carried forward. As God moves you forward, He has responsibilities and assignments for you to fulfill. As God moves you forward, there is work for you to do. Your forward movement is simply a call for you to do more; your forward movement is for an assignment.

If you have been moving forward without fulfilling purpose, you are so wrong. If your progress only serves to make your life better without adding value to the purpose of heaven, you are making a huge mistake that will consume you sooner than later. If you move forward and it becomes an occasion for pride and vain glory, just know that you are missing the mark already.

Look beyond what your progress can do for you and seek what it will do for God’s kingdom. Seek for what your wealth can achieve for God; seek for what value your position can add to God’s kingdom. Let your progress serve heaven’s purpose.


My progress will serve heaven’s purpose, in Jesus’ name!