DATE: 10th December 2023

TOPIC: Requirements of Dreaming Big IV: Hard work & Diligence

TEXT: Proverbs 22:9

PREACHER: Ven. Dr. Louis Ochei

Prayer alone does not guarantee success, but prayer with hardwork and Diligence will. (Matt. 15:16, & Prov. 22:29)

What is diligence?

Diligence is the careful persistence to work, while hardwork refers to a commitment with energy to achieve a set goal. Failure does not bring a man before the table of success, but hardwork and diligence does. So as a Christian, study the word, and pray, then set to work.

Note the following

*** Whatsoever your hand finds to do, DO IT WELL!

*** Kings invite to the table men who add value to life.

*** Quality preparation guarantees excellent results.

*** Dreams materialize when prayer is mixed with hardwork and diligence.

Benefits of hard work and diligence

1) It brings a high success rate (it always guarantees success) Gen. 26:12-13.

2) It built self-esteem (Dan 2:26)

Note: Quality preparation guarantees perfect success

3) It helps you realize your dreams (Dan 2:27)

Prayer: may every little effort bring you success!

4) It opens doors for new opportunities - Prov. 18:16

5) It refines out skills

6) They put food on your table - 2 Thess 3: 10.

Note: Success does not come to a man who always lie down. You need to set to work.


1) Gen. 26:12-14, O lord my Father, bless the works of my hands. Let me prosper and continue to prosper.  

2) Daniel 2:26, My Father, my Father, as you take me into the year 2024, let my hard work and diligence announce me and my family.

*** What you gather, the enemy will not scatter it.

3) Oh Lord my Father, may my enemy not scatter my profit and their eye not see my profits.


* To every of your labour there will be multiple profits for you!

* May the blessings locate you and your family!

* May God bring you to a platform that will announce you!

* May all monitoring spirit be scattered in the name of Jesus!

In the name of God the Father, the Son and the HOLY Spirit. AMEN!!!