What shall I render to Jehovah for He has done so very much for me, what shall I render to Jehovah for He has done so very much for me. Receive all the praises Lord, receive all honour Lord, receive all glory Lord, alleluia Amen! O Lord receive all glory Lord, receive all honour Lord receive all glory Lord alleluia Amen!

Our Father in heaven we thank You we give You Praise, we adore You we glorify You, You are the King of kings, The Ancient One, the Beginning and the End, there is none like Thee, there is none like Thee.

Unquestionable You are the Lord, unquestionable You are the Lord, Unquestionable, unquestionable, unquestionable You are the Lord. thank You Father for indeed You are my God and all power belongs to You, You are the Mighty Man in battle, nothing is hidden from You even the thick darkness is bright before Thee, glory, all honour be ascribe unto Thee forever and ever in Jesus Name.

Beloved, the topic we will be considering today is a very important one both old and young is needs it to survival we therefore must pay attention to it. Aside taking care of our physical needs, we need to be diligent to be useful instrument in the household of God. Beloved, have you ever come across the word sluggard in the bible? Is terrible to hear or read what the bible says about the “sluggard” (Prov 6:6, 9; 10:26:13:4; 15:19;19:24; 20:4; 21:25; 22:13; 24:30;26:1316).

As a child of God we must be diligent in whatsoever our hands findeth to do that is the will of God for us. often times people make no progress because what they are doing is not the will of God for them and instead of giving it up and seek the right direction from God, they choose to obstinate instead. You will discover more of this in the message below.

As a mother are hands diligent in the training of your children or are still living in delusion  that he/she is still a child and will learn later, have you sit down and ask yourself when will this “later” ever be? And you that lost your job and you are bemoaning that situation when will you get up and get something doing for living? Remember our teaching on denial last week Friday, it all stem down from denial to disillusion. And if you discover that what you are doing is not working why don’t you pray again and find out what will work instead of living a worthless life adding no value to self nor society or the church of God.

Each time I read or hear this verse of the bible being said it gladdens my heart and feel something comes alive in me, “Seest Thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” (Prov 22:29). May God help us to be “Able” men and women in Jesus Name.

And if you think you are diligent but things are not working out then do the following first check if there is any sin in your life that has been pointed out to you but you refused to repent of it. Secondly, check if you are doing God’s will for you. Thirdly check with the Spirit of God living inside of you if you are at the “waiting” time of your life? If that is where you are then be perfecting in the act you are doing or learning because when the “go” time comes then you will soar higher than you contemporaries, may God help us all in Jesus Name

Join me to discover more:

Judges 3:1-4:24, Psalm 55:1-8, Proverbs 12:23-24, Luke 20:20-40

The Secret of Survival

The diligent hand will rule, but laziness will lead to forced labor.—Proverbs 12:24

We need to make clear the difference between diligence and obstinacy. I know people who have experienced spiritual shipwreck because they didn’t know the difference between these two things. When asked to clarify the difference between perseverance and obstinacy, a student wrote: “One is a strong will and the other is a strong won’t.” Diligence is dogged perseverance; obstinacy is dogged inflexibility and self-will.

A man whose life was full of promise as far as the Christian ministry was concerned now spends his days in depression because he did not know the difference between these two things. He set out on a project that he thought was God’s will for him, and when things started to go wrong, instead of checking his guidance, he continued to press on and ended up in failure. Those who loved him, and were more objective, urged him to give up as what he was doing was clearly not the will of God. However, he did not have the wisdom to realize that what he was doing was not being diligent but obstinate. Now he lives in perpetual disillusionment.

When Jesus came to Calvary, He said, “I have glorified You on the earth by completing the work You gave Me to do” (Jn 17:4). Note the word “You.” There were many who would have liked Jesus to do this and that, to go here and go there, but He did only what the Father required Him to do. Saying “yes” to God’s will and pursuing it is diligence. Saying “yes” to a thing that is not God’s will and pursuing that is obstinacy. We had better learn the difference.

Prayer                            

Father, I see how important it is to be clear about these two issues. Help me differentiate between diligence and obstinacy so that at the end of my time here on earth I, too, will be able to say, “I have finished the work which You have given me to do.” Amen.

Further Study

Mt 25:14-30; 7:26; Jms 2:14

What was Jesus’ teaching in the parable of the talents?

Why were the two who multiplied the talents successful?

in whatever phase of life we are our God is able to perfect all that concerneth us in Jesus Name, put your trust in Him amen,  that is the secret of survival!

Remain blessed in the Lord

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.