My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Proverbs 22:29 “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”
From the above context we see how the diligent man is successful in his life. By his hard work he rises to the top position and thus secures a high place before the king. He will not be found among mean and lazy men. He will thrive hard to become an achiever in the field in which he works. When, he does it all to the glory of God. He truly honours the Lord by his hard work. Being skilled at something, requires hard work and focus. God desires us to work hard, to work with skill and excellence. The Bible records many hard workers like Chenniniah and Asaph who served God with excellence. Even Obed Edom was known for his excellence as a door keeper in the house of the Lord.
When a man has developed skill and excellence above all others we are told that he will serve before kings and important officials. Such a skilled man will not serve or stand before ordinary men. His skills will make a way for him, and he will be known widely. In a day where people look out for the right people to get forward in life, this is a welcome call to hard work and excellence. It Is a reminder that time and time again men and women, have distinguished themselves by being the very best at what they do. That is the way to true success in business or in some skilled profession.
Any other way to make it to the top will only leave the one gaining the position very vulnerable. Therefore it is better to let your skill talk for you, than to trust in your ability. We should be known for our willingness to serve with skill and excellence, for the glory of God. That is the way to get ahead. Do you see a man diligent in his business? Well such a man, whether he works for himself or his master; is swift, ready, and expeditious at his work. He industriously pursues it, cheerfully attends it, does it at once, and is not slothful in it, nor weary of it; and when you have observed and taken notice of such a man, which is not very common, you may, foresee that such a man will rise in the world; he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men, or “obscure persons”, He shall not continue in the service of ignoble persons, or keep company with them; but he shall be taken into the service of princes and noble men, and be admitted into their presence, and receive favours from them; as Joseph, who was industrious and diligent in his business in Potiphar’s house, was in process of time advanced, and stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
While reading this message you need to understand, that You have come to a wonderful God who grants wonderful things in your life. May be until now you haven’t received anything wonderful in your life. Hereafter you shall receive all good things in life. God will give you a permanent job. You will work peacefully in your work spot. God is going to open some new doors for you. For some He is going to grant you excellent business. Many of you have gone on a loss in your business and you have lost all your wealth and you are reading this message with much distress. Many mechanics are finding it difficult to secure a proper job, since big business men have opened up big workshops and are operating in big level with the help of a computer. Many liners, mechanics, many electricians, and those who do tinkering are all badly in need of jobs. Many are looking out for driver jobs, to maintain their families at this critical period of time.
God is saying that hereafter God is going to bless you with good income . God is informing all those , who are doing business through me that you need to be in peace, and not be worried as to what might happen tomorrow. God is about to change every situation. You are worried as to how you should do the business or where to do the business or from where to get the needed resource for the business. God will never fail you. God will lead you. You need not go anywhere for counselling. God is your wealth. He lives inside of you. God who is inside of you talks to you. He spoke with Abraham, Isaac, with Jacob, with Moses, with Paul , wont He speak to you? He is a God who speaks, and since you have come to God, He will satisfy all your needs. He is a God who will fill all the empty places in your life. God will place you in an excellent position and help you work with much freedom. Some ministers of God may be finding it difficult since they are not doing well or progressing in their ministry as they used to do before or during the earlier period of their life. They may be passing through dull and difficult passage in life. I encourage you not to lose hope in God or lose heart. You will find a supernatural growth in your ministry God is speaking this to you as a prophesy. There will be a blessing in the place where you are working. There will be promotion and increment in your salary. God will honour you in your family. God will make you inherit name and fame within your family. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will prosper. God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord we thank You for encouraging us through this message and teaching us that only a diligent man will be successful in his life. By his hard work he rises to the top position and thus secures a high place before the king. Lord help us to be skilled in our profession and work with excellence in our business. May we do it all to the glory of God.