HANDS ON THE SPINDLE
The scripture says God created man in his own image. And since God is a creator, it means that, at creation, He implanted in man His creative ability. Therefore, man, like God was made to be creative and productive.
The first step towards receiving unlimited creative and productive power is seeking reconciliation with God. After reconciliation with God, the man necessarily experiences a transformation of his inner being producing a God-like conduct and great creative ability. This ability is fed by visions and inspirations from the Holy Spirit. The man may, if he so desires, tap this creative ability to obtain some means of survival. Having received God’s creative nature, you must not sit idle. Prosperity comes only to hard working visionaries.
There are principles to which every born-again Christian can apply in his or her effort to live a prosperous life.
Be innovative- Introduce new ideas to do a work better and easier so as to bring new products out of the existing ones. The Christian artisan can pray for a new vision in his or her work and get fresh ideas. So pray, dream and create!
Use your talent- Many Christians do not make use of their God-given talents. They are always afraid of venturing into a new business. They dread taking risks. Instead of looking for a way of applying their talents to create a means of livelihood they embark on futile search for greener pastures in other professions. You have artistic talent? Use it and improve on it. You have a fertile imagination? Write books! You are gifted in money management, businesses transaction? With a liitle money and God’s help, you can start a business.
Work hard- Some people have all the resources at their disposal but because of their laziness they sow nothing and reap nothing. There are jobs for them to do, there are people who could and (are willing to) help them, yet they fold their hands in long deep sleep or sweet tale-bearing.
Have the fear of God- Creative minds have always demonstrated piety, fearing the lord and doing justice. A life willing to prosper must demonstrate in practical ways, true piety, purity and undefilement.
Be Humble- Some people are not willing to start low. They want to take off from the pinnacle. Humility leads to greatness.
Be determined- Those who reach the goal of excellence are not the quitters. They are not those who easily put off or discouraged. They are not lazybones. They have a will of iron and a spirit that never gives up. They know that the times can be tough but are determined to be tougher. They have the guidance of God to know when to hold on and when to let go. Slothfulness does not lead to creativity but to decay and waste. For a meaningful existence there must be industry and drive. The bible directs us to take examples from the ants.
Be prayerful- Prayer is the master key. Obtaining visions and dreams for creative life means receiving the best from God. The secret things belong to God. It is for God to reveal them to those who are worthy. For life to be meaningful for a creative and productive existence, one must be prayerful. Prayer has stood the test of time as a proven principle for creativity and productivity for meaningful life.
You must commit yourself to a meaningful venture. And in case you need to upgrade your academic/ professional qualifications, then you should enrol in any of the appropriate learning centres or institutions. In reality, work must come before success, labour must come before enjoyment and touking must come before rest. So, every man and indeed woman must learn to work and work hard, in order to earn a decent living and provide for himself and family. Do not court idleness. Make up your mind not to be one of them. Keep your hands on the spindle!!!
Written By Wunmi Oyesanya