Once we opened the ministry office, we would resume daily in the office fully decked- shirts, ties and suits. People would accost some of the staff then and ask, “What do you people even do in that place? We thought it is a church”. They never believed that church work should demand that level of seriousness.

Ministry is work. It takes separation and concentration. It takes discipline and grit.

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Acts 13:2 NKJV

If there is anything God has committed into your hands, you must give it all the commitment it demands- hold nothing back. An unwatered garden would not produce effectively. When the garden is full of weeds, it would be an object of ridicule rather than a blessing to many- it is the same with a vision.

Paul mentioned that we are who we are by the grace of God. The grace of God is not an excuse for laziness. It would be a combination of divine direction and your input of hard work and diligence that will bear great visions.

Many have divine inspiration and vision but lack the diligence required to make it to great heights. Do not desire what you are not willing to pay the price for.

If you are called into the work of ministry, know that the calling is work- serious work! Do not become the reason why people associate ministry work with mediocrity.

And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
Colossians 4:17 NKJV

Do the work- whether a calling or a business as though you are in any multinational. Give it your best. Wake up early. Get to work early. Set daily goals. Build systems. Learn from those who have gone ahead. Be accountable. Be serious with the work. Be committed from day one. Follow through. Be resourceful. You will end up shining.

In the name of Jesus, you will never be small. Grace will colour your efforts. Limitations are shattered forever. You cross new lines. You produce outstanding results. Amen.

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa

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