Proverbs 22:29 ‘Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.’
DAILY READING; 1 Corinthians 12; 2 Kings 6:1-7:2; Jonah 1
As a youth, Thomas Dexter Jakes was nicknamed “Bible Boy”. This was due to his early habit of preaching to an imaginary congregation and always carrying his Bible around, even to school.
Popularly known as TD Jakes, he grew up in the First Baptist Church and was very active in the Church. He felt called to preach at age 17. After his father died in 1973, TD dropped out of high school and at the age of 19, he became a preacher.
His first Church, began with ten members in 1980. It didn’t take long for Jakes to be noticed; because of his distinctive and fluent sermons. However, financially things were really tough. Having gotten married, TD Jakes had to sometimes work at cutting grass and digging ditches in order to provide for his wife and children.
All this while, he faithfully continued to pastor his small congregation, trusting God for a positive change of story.
In a few short years the Church began to grow enormously. Jakes’ major breakthrough came in 1991 when a door suddenly opened for him at the Azusa Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1991. He came to preach there as an obscure, unknown country preacher, but that did not stop him from preparing diligently beforehand to deliver a rousing sermon at the event.
A short clip of TD Jakes preaching at this event, was so impressive that within a year the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) signed him on for regular appearances on their Network.
This brought TD Jakes into great visibility, as his television program began to be viewed all over the world. By the next year, 1992 when he again went to preach at the Azusa Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this time over 12,000 people packed the auditorium to see him in person.
From then on, TD Jakes would experience unprecedented success. Today his global ministry affects millions of people through books, radio, television, and conferences.
Proverbs 22:29 says ‘Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.’
To be outstanding in life, we must give total diligence to our calling. It is true that success is our birthright as believers, but we must adhere to necessary preparations in order to see great manifestations.
God rewards diligence. When you abide faithful in the little, it is only a matter of time before God causes you to experience an overflow.
When you are diligent in your business, God can suddenly break protocols and overturn schedules, to bring you before great men.
Truly, it doesn’t take time for God to change a man’s story. He can suddenly cause an unexpected shift that will catapult you from obscurity to notoriety.
However to experience these open doors, we must be committed to effective and tireless pursuit of excellence even in our hidden seasons of life.
Throughout the Scriptures, those who greatly succeeded in their endeavors were those who worked hard in pursuit of God’s assignment for them.
Jesus, our Saviour said in John 9:4 ‘I must work the works of him that sent me,’
Then in John 5:17 He also said ‘The Father worketh hitherto, and I work’
If God the Father and Jesus are diligently working, then we have no excuse for not diligently pursuing our calling.
While success may demand a high price, we must always remember that the benefits outweigh the cost.
Most importantly, we should focus on our spiritual preparation because it is our depth in God that determines our height in life. Our understanding of God’s Word is what will cause us to be outstanding in our endeavors.
In this season, as we zealously pursue our call, we will surely experience unprecedented grace and favor that will take us to unimaginable heights.
PRAYER: Father please help me to be willing to submit to the necessary process that will prepare me for my next level. Please destroy every force of limitation, and enable me to rise to my high places in life in Jesus Name.
When you make God your priority, God automatically makes you priority in His own plan. – WORDBITE 222.
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