SERMON EXCERPT - Sunday 24th March 2024

SERMON EXCERPT: Sunday 24th March 2024
TOPIC: Steadfastness and Faithfulness in our Career, Business and the source of our Daily Bread
TEXT: Prov. 22:29, Ephesians 5:22:24
PREACHER: Ven. Emeka Anyaorah

Steadfastness in our career and business is dutifully unwavering in our means of livelihood. Faithfulness is consistent in your pursuit of success and being faithful to your employers, business partners, etc.

Practical steps in achieving success in your career
1.  You must be diligent in knowing your job, course of study, and the core of your business. Discipline yourself to acquire as much knowledge about your job to succeed. Maximise your potential to excel in your career. Prov. 22:29, 2 Tim. 2:15, 20-21

2.  Be willing and ready to pay the high cost of success. It takes sacrifice to achieve success, and nothing good comes easily.

The price of success is unique in different fields of endeavours, and the principles to achieve them are:
(A) You must be self-disciplined to prove yourself trustworthy - Eccl. 10:15-17
(B) You must be Optimistic and not pessimistic. You must be confident about the future. Develop the NEVER GIVE UP attitude. Num. 13:27-33, 1 Sam. 17:45-47, Num. 14:28
(C) Be persistent. It means to continue in the course of action in spite of the difficulties and opposition. FAILURE is just a pause to evaluate your performance. Phil. 3:12-14
(D) Be consistent - always readily available to deliver. Psa. 37:3-5.

In conclusion, unless the Lord bless your business/career, all these principles will not work. Psa. 127:1. Therefore;
1. Trust in the Lord and do good.
2. Make it your pleasure to please the Lord and
3. Commit your ways to the Lord.