SCRIPTURE: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest”. Ecclesiastes 9:10.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: In doing what you find, you will locate what you want.
It has been confirmed that one of the reasons why we have many idle people today is over-selectivity. Today, graduates and job applicants are too selective of what to do. That is why many people are not doing anything with their lives.
But if you decide to do anything you find, very soon, you will locate what you want to do.
One day, a young man went to an office where they were looking for someone to employ as a dispatch rider. They were looking for a Senior Secondary School Certificate holder as a dispatch rider but this young man had a Higher National Diploma (HND), and was already through with his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Programme.
He told them he was interested in the job. But they told him, “You are overqualified. We are looking for an SSCE holder”. Defiantly, he told them that he was interested.
You know, when they saw his tenacity, they employed him and made him a supervisor. They still went ahead to look for another person to employ as a dispatch rider. They saw the audacity in him and couldn’t let him go. They needed a quality human resource material like him.
There is a lesson to learn from this story. The young man decided to do whatever his hands found, and that decision gave him a better job. It would have amounted to a show of pride for him to say, “I am a HND holder. I cannot stoop so low to do the work of a dispatch rider”. If he had said that, he would have remained unemployed.
Beloved, of what use is your big certificate if it cannot secure a job for you because of pride? I counsel you to start from somewhere. Even if you seem to be overqualified for the job, start from somewhere. In doing what you find, you will locate what you want.
Remember this: In doing what you find, you will locate what you want.
- Make up your mind to conquer pride and over-selectivity.
- Do what your hands find to do and deploy maximum quality, excellence and professionalism in doing it.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to resist the temptation of pride and over-selectivity. Help me to be disciplined enough to do what my hands find to do, until I locate what I want to do, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: REIGNING BY TRAINING.
QUOTE: Hard work is the escape route from hard life. Culled from ‘’21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW’’ by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Proverbs 22-24.
AMAZING FACT: By fusing hydrogen to helium, the sun releases vast amounts of energy towards the Earth.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The LORD will place and position you where you belong in life in Jesus’ Name.