When the ministry office opened, people would come into the office and request to see the lawyer. I had given up the practice of law but the seriousness with which we worked made them think that the ministry office was a law office. I would get to work very early. I did not dress shabbily.

At different times, people would ask those working in the church office questions like “What do you do there?” or “Why are you dressed like you are working in a bank?”

If you are a pioneer, you must take the work seriously. Some people start businesses with the thinking that they would have their time now and do things at their pace. True! But an entrepreneur does not have opening and closing time. You need to be serious. Building takes time and effort. Do not waste both.

Even if you work from home, for now, be serious. A dear teacher, at the start of ministry, would wake up early, take his bath, put on his suit and go to the corner in his one-bedroom that he has designated as his office. He works all day. He invests time in prayer and studying. Today, he is no longer at that level but he developed a seriousness that the work required.

There is no future for a lazy man even when he is anointed. There is what the anointing will supply but without hard work, you will either be average or less than average. Invest hard work in what the anointing supplies and you will not be average in life, career, ministry or destiny.

Place a demand of seriousness on the calling of God in your life. Stop joking. Ministry is not about posting on social media. Ministry is about spending time with the one who called and obeying instructions your caller gives. How can you represent someone you do not spend time with?

A lazy pioneer has no future. Wishful thinking will not produce great results. You must be committed to what God has committed into your hands.

And, oh, yes, tell Archippus, “Do your best in the job you received from the Master. Do your very best.”
Colossians 4:17 MSG

Do not give less than your best! Be serious. Be deliberate with learning and growing. Be a serious student. Be a passionate worker. You are called into labouring and not lounging. It takes labour to give birth. Fight laziness. Fight wishful thinking. Do the work.

temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.

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