21 Days of Abundance Fast – Day 7
Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 9:26
Main Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 9:10; Matthew 6:34; Revelation 3:7; Proverbs 20:18; Isaiah 54:17; Ecclesiastes 5:10; Proverbs 24:7; Proverbs 20:5; Proverbs 3:5
In Psalm 90 Moses prays that God establishes the work of our hands, meaning work is from God and He is the one who is able to make our careers successful. God desires that we may have prosperous career that will yield fruit. But for us to be successful in our careers there are certain things we need to put to practice.
To succeed in your field do the best in all you do, be passionate about everything you do. In Ecclesiastes the bible says that whatever you find to do, do with your might. In all that you do at work do as though you are doing it for the Lord. Always advance yourself in your chosen field; study, be prepared for next opportunity. Navigate your career towards your calling. Use your career for your God given purpose.
You will go through testing times at work but that does not mean you must quite, everything gets tested- your career too will get tested. You will get tested by your colleagues, your superiors, conspiracies might be set up for you but you need only stand firm and remember that there are not weapon forged against you that will prosper. Tests come everywhere in life because God does not use anything that has not been tested. There is a difference between a test and a problem, a test is only temporary before quitting seek wisdom from God, never quit in your job before your time to leave has come. The doors that God open no man can shut.
Never go into a career because of money, there are certain things that money can’t buy. Consider other things as well, always consider your spiritual life and family, those things are priceless.
Common Career Choice Mistakes
1 Choosing the easiest job you can get.
2 Choosing a job based on salary
3 Choosing a job to fulfill your parents dream
How do we make good career choices?
1 Clarify your purpose in life
2 Identify your natural abilities
3 Seek God’s confirmation
4 For you to prosper and live in abundance, you need more than one stream of income. Even the Garden of Eden needed 4 streams, you too need more than one. (Gen 2:10). So that when the enemy closes one source another source is available. Education is becoming more expensive you will not be able to give your children quality education with your current income.
5 For every door you open there will be many adversaries (1 Cor 16:9). The devil will do everything to frustrate you in your career.
Your Adversaries in Your Career
The greatest adversary is you! You are you own enemy.
1 Watch your attitude at work (Ps 45:7). Your attitude should be above your companions.
2 Be a team player
3 Don’t get familiar with your boss.
4 Watch your time – start, lunch, end of business. Be on time be exemplary as a Christian.
5 Finish your work (John 17:4).
6 Don’t be a sluggard (Proverbs 22:13, Pro 10:4, Pro 13.4).
7 Be humble all the time (James 4:10).