Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 24:30-31 (KJV); I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
Wealth is not acquired by mistake or chance. It is built around respect for God’s principles and patterns.
One of those principles is in how one handles responsibility. How do you treat an office, ministry, or position? That is your field.
Our theme scripture paints a grim picture of how the sluggard dealt with his field. He allowed it to grow with weeds and thorns. He did not care for the walls as they were broken and run down.
Every task, assignment, or position given to you requires that you diligently apply yourself to tend, care for, continually improve and develop your field.
You cannot abandon responsibility, be sloppy at your duties and assignments, and somehow expect that wealth or success will come tumbling into your lap.
It is not enough to have faith and speak in tongues. God does not reward a sloppy work ethic, whether in business, career, or ministry. You must put in the work and do what must be done.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 6:4-11, Ecclesiastes 10:18
GOLDEN NUGGET: Every task, assignment, or position given to you requires that you diligently apply yourself to tend, care for, continually improve and develop your field.
PRAYER: My Father and Master, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for shaping and sharpening me for greater responsibilities. I treat with reverence every responsibility that comes my way. I do all things as unto You because I am an ambassador of the Kingdom, to the glory of Your name, Amen.