Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : So I saw that there is nothing better than for a man to have joy in his work–because that is his reward…Ecclesiastics 3:22
Thought of The Day : Passion for your work is the force that keeps you at your best and makes your labour satisfying.
LISTEN : Work can be boring without passion. If there’s no powerful or compelling feeling or emotion for work, work can never be satisfying. Working with passion fills the heart with joy and makes labour pleasurable. Our verse of the day says, “So I saw that there is nothing better than for a man to have joy in his work–because that is his reward…” (Ecclesiastics 3:22). Yes, passion is the wheel with which purpose runs. However, passion can’t be sustained without having joy in your work. The day you begin to hate your work, your passion for it begins to die. It will be practically impossible to achieve your goals if you are bankrupt of passion and joy. A lot of people set goals but don’t reach those goals because they lack passion. They often abandon their goals as a result of distractions, impatience and lack of courage to persevere all the way. Beloved, you can’t be fulfilled until you have done well. So, how are you pursuing your goals? Apostle Paul reveals helpful information on how to reach our goals. He says, “I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize…” (Philippians 3:13-14). He (Paul) mentioned singleness of purpose, determination and focus as what has helped him to accomplish his God-given goals. He disengaged with his past and focused on the future. Beloved, is your past filled with regrettable experiences? Is your past trying to take the best of you? Please don’t allow it. To reach your goal you must be focused, determined, single-minded and have faith in God. Besides, you should be happy in your works. Let your career, occupation, profession, etc., make you happy. My dear, you can’t make any meaningful progress in life until you are happy with your works. If what you do brings you joy, you will not lack the zeal to keep pushing until your labour is rewarded. So, grow your passion and your results will be evident. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to be happy with what you do and make sure it’s your God-given assignment.
2. Don’t allow your past to stand as an obstacle to you, instead, rise and advance to the future.
3. Be focused and determined to pursue your goals, and don’t allow limitations to stop your progress.
4. Don’t allow anyone to talk you into despising your work, instead, be proud of it.
Faith Confession : Today, I confess that God created all things, and created me in His own image. Therefore, I will cheerfully do what I am created to do, amen!
Prayer : Dear Lord! You’re the Creator of all things, and you created me in your own image. Help me to find joy in my work, in Jesus’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life, may God cause you to rejoice in the works of your hands. May you find favour with God and man, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : You can’t make any noticeable progress in life until you are happy with yourself and your work.
Quote : “Working with passion fills the heart with joy and makes labour pleasurable, for passion is the wheel with which purpose runs.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Elijah proves to the prophets of Baal that God is the only true God when the fire of the LORD fell? (1Kings 18:36-38).
Today In History : January 20, 1954 Over 22,000 anti-Communist prisoners are turned over to UN forces in Korea.
Stunning Fact : Did you know sun light can penetrate clean ocean water up to a depth of 73m (240 feet)?
Bible Quiz : How old was Isaac when he died?
God bless you!