Sunday, May 16, 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 : Do you have passion for your work? Passion is a strong liking or desire. Our works could be boring without passion. If there’s no powerful or compelling feelings 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 said,

“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

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.

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 reasonable progress in life until you are happy with yourself and your work.

Quote : “Work with passion, for passion is the wheel on 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 : May 16, 1963, After 22 Earth orbits, Gordon Cooper returns to Earth, ending the last mission of Project Mercury.

Stunning Fact : Did you know worms are 90% water?

Bible Quiz : How old was Moses when he fled Egypt?

God bless you!

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