Wednesday, October 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 : Being at your best is your responsibility and key to a greater future.
LISTEN : Joy in our works is the motivator for more great works. Work is good, it dignifies your life; and work done with joy and passion brings blessings. Passion makes you to be at your best, for you cannot achieve much with mediocrity. Yes, passion is the wheel with which purpose runs and goals are achieved. However, passion cannot be sustained without having joy in what you do. The day you begin to hate what you do, 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 do not 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 cannot 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…”
“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…”
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 do not allow it. Love your work with passion and do it with joy, and you will be rewarded in the end. . Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Determine to be happy with what you do and make sure it is your God-given assignment.
2. Do not 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 do not allow limitations to stop your progress.
4. Do not allow anyone to talk you into despising your own genuine work. Instead, be proud of it and keep on improving it.
Prayer : Dear Lord, you are the Creator of all things, and you created me in your own image. Therefore, 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 not fail in your journey in this life, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Reflection : He who must make noticeable progress in life must choose to be happy with himself and what he does.
Quote : “Passion fills the heart with joy and makes work pleasurable, for passion is the wheel with which purpose runs and goals are achieved.”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Elijah proves to the prophets of Baal that God is the living God when the fire of the LORD fell? (1Kings 18:36-38).
Stunning Fact : Did you know sun light can penetrate clean ocean water up to a depth of 73m (240 feet)?
Bible Quiz : Where did Moses receive the message to go back to Egypt and save God’s people – the Israelites?
God bless you!