Love, Light & Life

... more than a devotional 



And everyone who competes for  the  prize is temperate in all things. Now they do  it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for  an imperishable crown.  I Corinthians 9:25 NKJV   

Reading through 2 Timothy 1:6-7, a very important factor that will help you to be effective in your grace and gift is what apostle Paul described as the Spirit of a sound mind, or self control. The word translated self control or sound mind is also the word for prudence. 

This talks about a wise way of conduct. Being sensible to know what is necessary and what is unnecessary, such that you are productive. What inhibits many people is not the lack of ability to do, but the inconsistency to continue at what is being done. 

Why is the consistency necessary? It's because no matter how skilled you are, the great light of your work isn't going to shine because you just did it once. It's like building your body. Just because you hit the gym one day doesn't mean all the muscles will appear, yet that the muscles didn't appear at once doesn't mean you didn't make a difference. 

But if that difference is to be appreciated, then you must hit the gym again and again, even on days you don't feel like it. Prudence in lifestyle. And the Holy Spirit is one who sponsors such. If you must be effective at what the Lord has called you to do, then be consistent at your work. 

Affirmation: I have received the Spirit of prudence in lifestyle and self control. I choose to continue, in the Word of God, in prayer, in my necessary routines peculiar to my work. Having partners I'm accountable to, to help my progress. In Jesus name. Amen. 

Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 2 Timothy 1:6-7, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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