Seest that a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men (Proverbs 22:29).
To a large extent, you’re defined by the work you do; I’ll explain what I mean. The Word of God truly defines you, but the Word of God must be put to work; it must be expressed or find vent through you. God’s word is expressed through you in your work, your relationships, and everything you do. However, if we were to analyze this on a daily basis, most people certainly spend most of their time on their jobs. You probably spend more hours on your job, business, or career than you do at home or with other people!
This therefore means that if the word of God is not properly expressed through you-in your work-it’s a signal something is wrong. This is the reason you must be excellent, diligent, and ensure nothing but perfection in what you do. Your work is where you express all the skills and potentials that you’ve built into you; so it’s important that you choose to be successful in God’s eyes primarily and definitely with respect to your work. Many don’t realize this, and so allow much room for mediocrity in their work.
As a Christian, God demands nothing short of excellence and perfection from you. Jesus said in Mathew 5:48, ‘’Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.’’ The Lord wouldn’t ask this of you if it weren’t possible! That He demands perfection from you shows that He’s given you an excellent spirit, and the ability to do things perfectly.
The need to shun and eschew mundanity from your work and character is reiterated by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 13:11: ‘’Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect…’’ The word perfect here is the Greek: ‘’katartizo,’’ which means to do things perfectly; to thoroughly restore, mend, frame or complete an endeavour by paying attention to details. Never allow anyone to cheat you out of God’s best by telling you ‘’No one is perfect’’; the Word says to be; so choose to do the Word. Inspire those around you by the excellence and perfection with which you do what you do!
Heavenly Father, thank you for making me pure and perfect in heart, such that I’m able to reason and function at a high level of wisdom, excellence and perfection. Thank you for giving me a heart that sees, understands and pay attention to details; that enables me to bring every project or endeavour to an excellent and perfect finish, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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