Category Archives: Hard Work

Act!

John 9:4 “We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work.” (AMPC].

We thank God for His Word; our study of the Book of John has been both revealing and refreshing. We must commit to act on the things God has been revealing to us in His Word. We are now in John Chapter 9 and our discourse over the next few days will be centered on John 9:1- 41 [please read]. Read the rest of this entry

Act On These!

Dan.1:“Select only strong, healthy, and good-looking young men,” he said. “Make sure they are well versed in every branch of learning, are gifted with knowledge and good judgment, and are suited to serve in the royal palace. Train these young men in the language and literature of Babylon.”

The king’s criteria for service tells us how committed the world is to excellence. However, even though Daniel and his friends possessed all these qualities, they were not put into the royal service immediately. They were Read the rest of this entry

Extra, Extra

Gen.24:19 “When she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels, too, until they have had enough to drink.” 25 “Yes, we have plenty of straw and feed for the camels, and we have room for guests.”

 

People who excel do more and people who excel, they do more. In Genesis 24, Abraham sent his oldest servant to help pick out a wife for Isaac. So, he prayed and stepped out in faith. When he asked Rebecca for water, without any prompting she decided to go the extra mile and water his camels also. Read the rest of this entry

Upgrade Yourself

Pr. 18:9 “One who is slack in his work is a brother to the one who destroys.”

 

The Bible describes the person that is a slacker as a brother to the one that destroys. In other words, they are one and the same. If you have a slacker working for you, heaven sees the person as a destroyer of your resources, your time and of your business – fire him or her. Read the rest of this entry

Enough Gain?

1 Tim. 6:6-8 “Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that”[with emphasis].

 

Key Question 2: How much is enough? Really, how much would you need to make for you to consider it enough money? How many cars are enough? How many cars can a man drive? How many houses can a man leave in? How many rooms can a man sleep in? Building a house with ten rooms is neither here nor there. It is your choice really. If it makes you happy, then build it. But how many rooms can you sleep in? If in one night you insist on sleeping in all ten rooms, what do you think will be the result? Read the rest of this entry

Readjust

Prov.23:4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint” [with emphasis]

 

I understand that after reading yesterday’s devotional, some people are still wrestling with the concept of being a workaholic. Some others are in denial and some people just want to know where the line is so they would not cross it, or to ascertain whether they have already crossed it or not. Read the rest of this entry

Caution!!!

Prov.23:4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint” [with emphasis]

 

God honours hard work and not ‘work-a-holism’. God wants you to work hard but He does not want you to be a workaholic. God wants us to be passionate about our professions but God does not want us to be obsessed with our professions. Obsessing about your work is unhealthy. Read the rest of this entry