Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings!
Proverbs 22:29 TLB
Do you want to be successful in life? Do you have dreams that you want to fulfill them one day? Do you know the price that you need to pay to reach where you want to be in life? Do you have any plans to make sure that you are reaching there on your desired time? Have you started preparing yourself for the best that is yet to come in your life?
The Bible is talking about the hard-working man, it says this man shall be successful and stand before kings. This means that people who work hard they are in good position of being successful in life compared to people who do nothing or don't work as hard as they supposed. It is true that there are people who worked hard and they were not successful; but I believe through their hard work they had their peace of mind that at least they tried.
People who were lazy always walk with the regret that they would better in life if they would put more effort in their work. Being a Christian does not mean praying and sitting down on a sofa waiting for a miracle. It does not mean leaving everything to God like the sign of having big faith. It doesn't mean if you have helping few people in the body of Christ by encouraging them and praying with them; then you should refuse to work and call yourself a servant of God and demand people to feed you.
This morning, I just want you to know that success is not attained by having faith alone in Christ Jesus but also by hard work. We see the way Jesus walked villages after villages spreading the Gospel to the lost humanity; He healed the sick, cast demons, raise the dead and set people free from the slavery of sin. He did not stay in His home town Galilee and declared Himself Messiah and waiting people to bring gifts to Him.
He worked hard and proved His Messianic ministry by the works He did. The church need to learn from Jesus Himself and rebuked the spirit of laziness which have been engulfing the body of Christ. If Christians wants to be successful they need to learn that they need to work as hard as everybody else and the Lord will bless the work of their hands. If you not work, then the Lord won't be able to bless you and hence you will end up in poverty.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive me for being lazy. Help me to start working hard from this day forward that I may be successful in this life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.