Rewards of Diligence

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God wants you to find what you are expected to do for Him.  You find this by seeking.  Seeking or searching for something always demands deliberate effort. Matthew 7:7 (NKJV) admonishes, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find;   knock, and it will be opened to you.”

For you to know what God wants you to do, you need to seek His will. It is not everything that comes your way that may be God’s plan for your life. A business may have   great prospects   for financial   reward   but it may not be for you. Ask God to know if it is for you or not.

There is always joy when you find what you seek.  In Luke 15:8-10, Jesus tells a parable of the lost coin.  In the parable, a woman searches for a lost coin, finds it, and rejoices. That’s the joy of finding. If you are conducting a research and eventually arrive at the answer,   you are naturally   excited.  Therefore, whatever your hand finds to do, do it with joy in your heart.

If you are looking for something, you must know what it is so that you will recognise it when you eventually see it. It will be a tragedy if you don’t know what you are looking for. If you don’t know what you are looking for, you will dissipate your energy and time. It is God who will reveal to you what to seek. And you will definitely know when you find it. Philippians 2: 13 says, “   For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.” If you are not divinely guided, you may miss what is meant   to be yours.

I Test My Brain to be sure it’s still fine — Atueyi, 80-Year-Old Pharmacist
Pharm.(Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi

What does it take for God to bless your work? To Him, the motive, how you do your work and the meaning of your work matter more than the money. Ordinarily, we define success by job title and financial status. But if you want your work to be blessed by God, you must work enthusiastically.

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Purpose of your life 

Enthusiasm is not based on the fun your job offers or how much it pays. Instead, it is based on why you do what you do. Your work is service unto God and not man. It is God’s purpose for your life and preparation for eternity.

Serving God and working out your salvation must be done with all that is within you. In your   work, you must be diligent in the use of all the means which are conducive to your salvation. We must not only work out our salvation by doing something now and then; but we must do all that is to be done to preserve it to the end.

Salvation is the great thing we should mind and set our hearts upon. How do people who see you on Sunday see you at your workplace from Monday to Friday? You must let your light shine at all times and in all places. Your light is not designed for only certain places and certain times. Your light must not be hidden under a bushel at any time but you must let it shine for people to see.

If you want to be enthusiastic about your work, remember that your work is a test from God. He is testing you to see how you can be trusted with in eternity.  We must expect the Lord’s commendation as in Matthew 25:21 (NKJV)   “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” Please always bear in mind that that God is your true boss. And He is the one who pays you for your services.

God is watching whatever you do even when no one else is. Even if your work appears boring, God is still watching your attitude to that work. He sees your heart and the motive for whatever you do. You cannot deceive Him because He is omniscient.

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Do you feel inadequate?

Your attitude determines your joy. Avoid a lousy job. It is even worse when you complain about it. Proverbs 12:24 (NKJV) says, “The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labour.”

You can’t succeed in life until you change your attitude about the work you are doing right now. Romans 12:11 (AMP) says, “Never lagging behind in diligence; aglow in the Spirit, enthusiastically serving the Lord.”

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