Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Timothy 2:5(KJV); And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
Mastery has laws, mediocracy is a lawless vice. This is why our theme scripture so clearly puts it, that if a man strives for masteries, he is only crowned if he strives LAWFULLY.
A master wins by a set of rules. A mediocre person wants to circumvent the disciplines yet claim the crown of victory.
These laws of mastery are not meant to hold us in the shackles of predictability. Rather, they paint the principles and patterns tested by time that have defined mastery in spirit and over the course of human history.
The reason why they are laws is because they are absolute in their effects. For example, in the natural world, gravity is a law. What you throw into the air comes back down.
In mastery, an example of a law is the law of diligence. Diligence is absolute in its effect because many things in this life yield to it. In Proverbs 22:29, the Bible says, ” Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.”
The language herein is SHALL, not may or might but SHALL. That is an expression of absoluteness.
God has not called you to languish in mediocrity. He has set in place clear boundaries within which mastery thrives. If you want to be a master in your area of ministry, career, business or any aspiration in life, study, give yourself to, exercise yourself in these laws because they carry guaranteed results.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 9:25, Proverbs 22:29
GOLDEN NUGGET: A master wins by a set of rules. A mediocre person wants to circumvent the disciplines yet claim the crown of victory.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I thank You because I understand mastery and how it comes. I am a diligent student of the things that make masters and that elevate us to greatness. I give myself wholly to these things and in this, I greatly profit the kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen