We all need to work hard to find God. The exemplary life of Jesus Christ should teach us to work hard. Our Heavenly Father’s business should be handled with utmost seriousness. Jesus’ goal and purpose was to do the will of his Father. He knew that his focus and goal was to please the one who sent him. Any work that promotes the gospel should be taken very seriously. We must be extremely devoted to God’s call, so that we can be crowned at the end of our journey. “And he got up early in the morning and went out, and went to a solitary place, and prayed there” (Mark 1:35).
There is time for everything and time should be used wisely. It should be used for functional activities, which glorify God, and not on trivial things. As believers we should take time to engage in spiritual activities which will aid in our spiritual growth. We should not joke with prayer and Bible study. We should also be diligent in doing good deeds.
If we want anything from Him, we diligently seek God in faith. Unbelief deprives man of the goodness of God. Belief in God motivates you not to give up hope. It helps you to be very flexible and determined. God’s promises can be inherited through faith and patience. All the commands of God should be followed diligently. “And it shall come to pass, that if you listen with all your heart to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, if you listen to my commandments which I command you today, that I will give you, The rain of the land, the first rain, and the next rain, that you may gather your grain, and wine, and oil” (Deuteronomy 11:13–14).
Whenever we are facing any challenge(s), we should always remember their goodness. We should always have a heart of gratitude at all times. By doing so our creator will be pleased with us. Our hearts must diligently search for God and His truth. The more we walk with God, the more we know about him. Humility, perseverance, perseverance can help us achieve this goal. We should not be satisfied with our current level of spirituality, but we should always aspire and work for further improvement in Christ. It pays to labor for Jesus Christ; Because there can never be any regrets. God can never forget your work and labor of love because He is so righteous that He should not be remembered. You must show and serve God’s love to everyone around you. You must demonstrate acts of kindness and generosity, for you are the image of the living God.
There should be self-examination to ascertain one’s diligence towards God. We are called to preach the gospel without seasons. With patience, we should not be afraid to chastise, rebuke, and preach to the world according to God’s Word. Honestly, the faith, once given to us, must be fought for. We must diligently hold on to the word of God. It is imperative that the Word of God be taught to our children and children’s children. They should meditate on his words day and night, so that the love, knowledge and grace of God may increase. Being diligent in the service of God is never in vain as it saves one from evil. Be firm, steadfast, and keep growing in God’s work. In Christianity, diligence leads to sure hope until the end of time. The Lord rewards those who diligently seek Him.
In your legitimate and private business, you must be diligent. Ecclesiastes 9:10 says: “Whatever your hand makes, do it with your own power; Because in the grave you go to, there is neither work, nor strategy, nor knowledge, nor intellect.”
When you complain that your personal business isn’t doing well, you need to find yourself out there to find out if you’re the reason. Some people are not successful in their work due to lack of interest, dishonesty, laziness, laziness etc.
They have bad practices that can destroy their businesses and chase after customers. You cannot blame God for your own misdeeds and misfortunes. Whatever work God has given in your hands, no matter how low or small, do it diligently and see God enrich the work of your hands. Do your work with passion, dignity and pride.
“Do you see a hard-working man in your business? He will stand before the kings; He will not stand before the despised men” (Proverbs 22:29).
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