Saturday, August 8, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty. Proverbs 14:23 (NET).
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : Diligent hard work is the price of success.
LISTEN : Hard work brings blessing, and blessing rejoices the heart (Proverbs 28:19). My dear, you are not yet prepared for a better life if you have contempt for hard work, diligence and the fear of God. Hard work and the fear of God will crown your efforts with success. Some months ago, I told a story about a successful man who goes by the nickname, “Talk and do”, who was asked why he chooses to be addressed by that name, he said, “By experience I’ve come to believe that, nothing is achieved by merely talking about it. Success is achieved by taking necessary and timely actions, and spending time in diligent hard work. That’s what I do, and that’s why I chose the name, ‘talk and do.’ ” My dear, diligence is vital to success. This means that, God rewards diligent hard work. Again, it means that, success doesn’t come by mere wish, but by quality, intentional and carefully directed efforts toward your goals. A task that must produce result must be done with Diligence (Proverbs 22:29). Anyone who is diligent in what he or she does won’t fail to be successful. What does it mean to be diligent? It means to perform something with intense concentration, focus and responsible regard. When you give yourself completely to what you do, surely you’ll achieve your goal. Beloved, believe it or not, one of the best ways to use your time is to do one thing at a time, and to do it well, giving it your full focus. Yes, you can’t achieve success with a broken focus. And until you give yourself completely to your goal, you can’t get to the top of the ladder of your pursuit. Henceforth, work hard and do it diligently and remember that, nothing can deny you success if you’re committed to diligent hard work and the fear of God. Be wise!
What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Use your time to do one thing at a time, and do it well by giving your full focus.
2. Learn to work hard and do it diligently knowing that, you have a good reward.
3. Don’t merely wish for success, rather, work purposefully for it.
4. Remember that, success doesn’t come by mere wish, but by intentional and carefully directed efforts toward your goals.
Prayer : Eternal God. Thank You for today’s message. Henceforth, help me to work hard and give my full focus to what you’ve called me to do, amen!
Reflection : God is wise and dedicated to His purpose, hence, will not bless laziness but hard work.
Quote : “You are not yet prepared for a better life if you have contempt for hard work, diligence and the fear of God.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that diligent hard work brings success. Therefore, I’ll work hard diligently for the rest of my life, amen!
Biblical Fact : Did you know Enoch lived a total of 365 years? (Genesis 5:23).
Today In History : August 8, Iraq’s president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents.
Stunning Fact : Did you know one gram of the toxin produced by the skin of the golden poison dart frog could kill 100,000 people.
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today, receive grace to prosper beyond measure, in Jesus name, amen!
Bible Quiz : Whose family was saved in the conquest of Jericho and why………….. ?