The Reward of Diligence

Gen 47:6b  ...if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.

One who is wise in his business will not leave any task in the hands of the slothful. Do not think that those sitting idly by are anxiously awaiting an opportunity to show their worth!  Most likely, if you find someone who has all the time in the world to do something, then they shall also take all the time in the world, and still not finish!  Let us learn a lesson from Pharaoh’s wisdom; you assign jobs to those whose lives are already full of activity, and the job shall be done well!  Busy people get the job done, because they are willing to hustle!  Pro 12:24 says, “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.”  Diligence not only pays off in this earthly economy, but also in God’s economy!  Do you think you’re gifted in an area for which a door has not yet been opened?  Then be diligent in the areas where you do have an opportunity, even if they are not exactly what you’re looking for!  God looks for those who are willing to do the small stuff, so that He can entrust them with greater responsibilities.  You cannot hi-jack your calling; you must grow into it!  Be not as the wicked and slothful servant who hid his talent in the ground, and in the end lost it all, even the principle!  When you have no principle, you have nothing!  Even when you have principle, but you do not increase it, you still have nothing!  God has given each of us at the very least a “certain measure of faith”...a seed, or principle, if you will!  Something we can build upon with His favor on our efforts!  Child of God, do not squander the opportunities God has given you to increase and to be productive for His kingdom!  Go for God!  Make it count!  Take risks!  Don’t be ashamed!  Be bold and courageous!  Be full of faith, zeal, and enthusiasm!  Don’t let anyone slow you down!  You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain!  Live for God with all your might, seize every moment, and you will be amazed at the greater doors that await your passage!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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