Every child of God must take a stand to enjoy the rightful position that God has destined for his or her life. God has the power to restore losses and make all things become beautiful. In fact, the Bible attested that there is hope for a tree that is cut down, it will sprout at the scent of water. Listen to the full sermon by Dr. James Taiwo.
People who love God must also be diligent in their earthly businesses. Children of God must be diligent in their works to receive God’s blessings. Of course, Christians must prioritize the desire to faithfully serve God and remain heavenly bound; however, Christians still have an obligation to be hard working people on earth.
Children of God must diligently handle their earthly businesses and be prosperous to send a positive signal to the unbelievers that God loves and cares for his own.
Any Christian who is lazy in his or her business portrays a bad example for the society. A lazy Christian will be poor on earth. Period!
Take it or leave it, Christians’ aspiration to faithfully serve God must be complemented with hard work to achieve earthly success. A serious Christian will not misinterpret Jesus’s word that states,
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33 KJV).
Any Christian who focuses on the first part of Jesus’s statement but ignores the added clause “All these things shall be added unto you” has signed up to live in abject poverty for the rest of his life on earth! (He may be rich in heaven, but he will be poor on earth.)
For a Christian to have “All these things” added to his (or her) life, he must be a diligent person!
Any believer who aspires to have earthly success must embrace hard work. He has to be someone that is not slothful in his business.
Bible, which is the word of God, promotes the principle of hard work and encourages God’s children to cultivate the habit. Bible emphasized that the Almighty God will be proud of his children who actively pursue godly success exploits.
Bible emphasized that Christians’ diligent services which ought to majorly centralize on appeasing God must also be inclusive of dedicated activities that targets achieving earthly prosperity.
King Solomon, in the Bible, promoted the principle of diligence and wrote,
“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” (Proverbs 6:6 NIV).
Perhaps, King Solomon perceived his message on the subject of diligence was not resonating enough! The wise king further intensified his teaching with a clearer illustration. Solomon challenged anyone interested to learn the principle of hard work from the smallest creatures on earth. He stated,
“There are four things which are little on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: The ants are a people not strong, Yet they prepare their food in the summer; The rock badgers are a feeble folk, Yet they make their homes in the crags; The locusts have no king, Yet they all advance in ranks; The spider skillfully grasps with its hands, And it is in kings’ palaces” (Proverbs 30:24-28 NKJV).
Diligent Christians in Trades, Businesses, and Other Professions Have Good Luck with God
Diligence is the key to obtaining God’s favor! Believers in Jesus Christ who take their work seriously will prosper on earth! Christians are not only asked to be good stewards of Jesus Christ in morality (and in heavenly consciousness), but believers must also allow their goodly stewardship to reflect in their earthly businesses.
Hard working Christians will attract the blessings of God. Jehovah will complement their efforts with an alarming success.
Jehovah will bless his children who diligently engage their tasks. He will not award his groundbreaking benefits to people who are slothful in their businesses!
A serious Christian must not regard the call to be diligent in his work burdensome. Any child of God who realizes that he (or she) lacks motivation for success through hard work must pray to receive God’s help. God still respond to the outcry of his children. He will answer the prayers of his people and help them measure up to their success expectations.
God will answer the prayers of his children that aspire to improve their status through hard work.
Prayer, Principle, and Practice will Amount to Success
Any Christian who thinks he or she cannot measure up to hard-work standard should pray to receive God’s help. Also, a success aspired person must have a self-made principle that will motivate him or her to measure up to the expectation.
It is important that an individual who desires hard work must engage in task implementation (practical exercise) to train his mind. Slowly but surely, the process will add up to become a success exploration.
Each believer has an obligation to be a true steward of Jesus Christ through hard-work. Paul emphasized that whoever is found lazy must not eat! (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
Pray For God’s Help To Be a Diligent (Hardworking Person)
Don’t hesitate to pray for God’s help to be a diligent person!
You may pray as follows:
Dear God, I desire to be a hard working person; please help me! I believe in your word that states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Therefore, I ask that you give me the strength to be a focused and hardworking person who will prosper on earth! Please inspire and empower me by the Holy Spirit to be someone that you can be proud of his (or her) achievement through hard work! Please bless my works as I make efforts to be a successful person on earth. Bless me and turn my life to become an embodiment of testimony to your Holy Name! For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
Your insightful diligent bible verses:
Proverbs 6:6 ;Proverbs 30:24-28; 2 Thessalonians 3:10; 3 John 1:2. Luke 14:28
God promised to correct self-sufficient nations that solely believe on human knowledge and military strength for their means of security, who honors Him not.
God warned through his prophet that nations that fail to honor him will suffer.
“Woe to the land of whirring wings along the rivers of Cush, which sends envoys by sea in papyrus boats over the water. Go, swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers.
All you people of the world, you who live on the earth, when a banner is raised on the mountains, you will see it, and when a trumpet sounds, you will hear it.
This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
For, before the harvest, when the blossom is gone and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut off the shoots with pruning knives, and cut down and take away the spreading branches.” (Isaiah 18:1-5 NIV).
Lesson on God Honors
God honors His name, and He expects every human to honor Him as well.
The Creator will suppress any individual or a group of people that fail to duly recognize him.
Also, a nation that fails to put God first in their practices will stumble.
The heavenly Father hates arrogant looks and prideful hearts – whether it comes from a person or a nation.
All people should submit to God and duly honor his name.
People and nations must put God first in their practices so that the Creator can bless them.
In addition, no child of God should be self-sufficient, but we must all submit at the feet of the Creator and satisfy him with praises.
God’s blessings will pursue his faithful children that honors Him.
Prayer to Honor God
Dear heavenly God, you are the first and the last; you are the final authority, and no one can question you.
My life goal is to be humble before you and give you due honor. Please give me the grace to do so.
Empower me to arrogate every victory I have to the praise of your name.
I also pray that you will enlighten people to realize the greatness of your power over their situations, so that they can praise you. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
Tithe payment is God’s principle. He emphasized the need for Israelites to pay their tithes once they reach the Promised Land. God said,
“When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year—the year of tithing—and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled, then you shall say before the Lord your God: ‘I have removed the holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them’” (Deuteronomy 26:12-13 NKJV).
Lesson on Tithe
It is important that every believer understand the principle of tithe payment and comply with it.
God requires his children to pay him the ten percent (10%) of their incomes (which is also known as tithe) to provide resources for gospel evangelization, meet ministers needs, and also serve poor people.
Believers must understand that Jehovah does not negotiate tithe, but he claims ownership on it – as his own entitlement. God allows us to have personal claim on the remaining 90% of our incomes.
However, despite the large 90% of our incomes that we personally own, some believers still find it difficult to give God his own share; they would prefer to keep complete 100% for their personal use, therefore God labels them as thieves! (Malachi 3:8-10).
However, God who established the rule of tithe will not give his disobedient children a pat on the back.
Those who failed in paying their tithes are considered to have failed test of character, and they will have some consequences to face for their actions.
Some consequences may include a delayed blessing or loss of opportunities.