Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Prosperity @ a Glance (Pt. 6)

DILIGENCEProverbs 22:29; Hebrews 11:6

Prosperity is a product of what you do, the assignment you take on, the duty you undertake/embark on and how consistent you are in it. The need for stretching the word DILIGENCE when dealing on the issue of PROSPERITY is a MUST. The subject cannot be covered or exhausted without emphasizing more on Diligence (always on it).

Prosperity is void without Diligence at all levels (profession, spiritual, etc.) Proverbs 10:4; 12:24; 13:4; 21:5; Hebrews 11:6.
Diligence is the foundation for success at any endeavour/enterprise.

Note: Your prosperity is hinged/anchored to what you do, how you do it, why you do it when you do it, how discipline you are at doing it, what your commitment level is, how much time and resources you dedicate to it, how truthful you are in it even in the face of the storm (integrity) and your service.

Diligence means ‘to be persistent at what you do’. What do you do? A Big question and How are you doing it?

Being diligent requires the need for Dedication, Discipline, Commitment, Integrity and Service.

DILIGENCE means to be:
a. DEDICATED1st Timothy 4:15. To be dedicated means ‘to give yourself wholly/totally to whatever you do’.

b. DISCIPLINE Romans 12:2. Discipline makes a man. It is through discipline you can achieve your vision. Remove Discipline from Destiny and what you get is Destitute. Vision disciplines its carrier; it restricts you from doing some negative things that will tamper with your future. Discipline is likened to Self-Control; it enables you set Regulations at all levels, for your life.

c. COMMITMENT2nd Timothy 2:2, 1st Thessalonians 4:11. Your commitment is likened to your Responsibility. It is how much you are committed to a thing/your assignment that will determine how much that will be committed into your hands. That project in your hand that is still small now and your commitment level is very low to it and you are trying to cover up with so many excuses that are not genuine; hear this; God cannot make it big until you commit yourself to it Luke 19:17. Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:10 that, “Whatsoever thy hand FINDETH to do, do it with thy might…”

d. Faithfulness/ Being Truthful (Integrity) -- Matthew 5:37. Where is your Integrity? Why should you compromise it? Must you please people to succeed and this is now making you to lie and not straight forward? You are a son/daughter of God – God is a Person of Integrity, you are a product of God – you should also be a person of integrity. You will only go/achieve as much as your integrity in whatsoever you do. The major value/characteristic your boss, customers, clients, colleagues and your suppliers need from you is Integrity; which means, you saying ‘Yes’, and it is found to be ‘Yes’. Work on this value and your life and everything attached to it will transform (take a new look).

e. SERVICE - Genesis 39:11; Revelation 7:15. Where is your Service? If you don’t want to serve, then you cannot excel/succeed. Don’t you know that Servant doesn’t starve what he/she serves? And all servants end up becoming Consultants? How? Because they have served so many people; gone to so many places answering errands; and all these, over time makes them know where almost everything is? And when they start their own thing they don’t get stranded? Service is the only Virtue and Attribute that gets you to the Summit in whatever area you desire GREATNESS.

  • It is the diligent hand the Almighty God will bless.
  • It is WHAT you have in your hands that God will MULTIPLY.
  • Your Diligence will determine Who calls you for job, Where you stand, the Quality of the job you receive and How Much you Prosper.
  • Take DILIGENCE away from the process of Prosperity and what you will be left with is ABJECT POVERTY – Poverty of the Mind, Poverty of Idea; Poverty of the hand, Poverty of the pocket and Spiritual Poverty.

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