Memorize: whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, wither thou goest. Ecclesiastes. 9:10
Devotional Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-10
The instructions ‘go to the ants’ in proverbs 6:6 was addressed to the sluggard. Who is a sluggard? The first vice we see in a sluggard is his negative attitude to work, he lacked commitment, in simple language – Laziness.. He hates work. He will be happy if he could live without working. Today, many are engaged in jobs that give them no satisfaction. To say the truth, they hate the job but continue to do it for mere survival. According to a renowned international speaker, one difference between the rich and the poor is their attitude to work. While the rich enjoy what they are doing and show commitment, the poor hate what they are doing and lack commitment. Even students, it is common knowledge that you tend to fail or have a poor grade in subjects you dislike than those you like.
The reason many students fail some subject’s including mathematics is because they lacked motivation, no interest and the subject’s’ become difficult for them.
As long as you hate whatsoever you are doing, you cannot put in your best to pull out its best, you are a sluggard. The antidote to this is in Ecclesiastics 9:10. It Says, whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest”. Love your work, and show commitment to it. Do it with all your might. Be faithful and committed, it will surely deliver its best to you. As a student, love your studies, fall in love with every subject be faithful in your studies, it will generate your interest and give you a delightful outcome.
God requires faithfulness and commitment from you in whatever you do. When you are dutiful, hardworking, dependable, loyal and faithful, you would have evangelized your office by your virtues.This is a powerful way to evangelize than direct preaching or sharing testimony. It is easier to win your colleagues, subordinate and bosses over to Christ through your high level of faithfulness and commitment in your office, ideally, believers should be so dependable that they become indispensable.
As believers, we are meant to be the salt of the earth, the world should be tasteless without us, can this be said concerning you?
I pray for you that you will not lose great opportunities in life due to unfaithfulness and lack of commitment in Jesus name Amen.
Prayer point: O great helper, help me to be faithful and committed in whatever good thing’s i do in my life in Jesus name
Key Dose: Remember that the person who is diligent in his/her work will eventually stand before king.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)