Key Text: Hebrews 6:11 (NIV)
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.
The sensation of being celebrated and being in the front-line of life is such a pleasant one; many desire such experience and relish the idea of standing on the podiums to receive trophies for great achievements. But often times those who make it to the front lines didn’t get there by sheer luck, they must have prepared, practiced, weathered the storm and developed tenacity in the face of adversities while sometimes doing seemingly non-consequential tasks.
Olympic Champions never win a medal by mere wish; it takes a lot of practice and putting in the hard work even when no one is watching. Likewise, Medical doctors don’t get there by merely wishing, they had to put in the gruesome years to train whether or not they are receiving praises.
Often times achieving success in business and personal life requires proving oneself as faithful at a mundane unnoticed level, while putting in the same efforts as though you were already on the lime light.
God made David a king after he had proven himself with tending and keeping sheep; he fought off lions and bears just to save the life of animals that weren’t really worth much. God prepared Moses to become one of the greatest leaders in history after training him with patience on the back side of the wilderness while keeping sheep too. Joseph was trained in the house of Potiphar as well as the prison before becoming the Prime Minister of the world power in his days.
Whatever you do today, may just be a prep-class for your next level tomorrow, how well you perform on seemingly mundane or small task determines what God will place in your hands tomorrow.
The Size of your audience doesn’t matter; just keep up the Good work!
Start with your small shop and operate it as if you are running a shopping mall, write your book chapter by chapter and soon you’ll become a published author, start that course now and very soon you will get the degree, preach to your church of ten members and deliver your sermons as if you were preaching to twenty thousand people- very soon God will commit to your care a million members whom by then you will have the capacity to care for. Start that business today no matter how small you start and definitely you will become prepared for the next level.
Here’s the bottom line: put in the hard work and dedication required for the place you envision yourself to be, while still on the level you’re at today; that’s when you really qualify to have your dreams fulfilled.
You will succeed!
Prayer: Lord, grant me the strength and the discipline required to excel on my level today while preparing me for my life assignment. I will grow from grace to glory in Jesus name.
Gbenga Solademi ©