‘Showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve.’ Daniel 1:4 NIV
When Daniel arrived in Babylon, he was a slave. But he rose to the top. The king gave these orders about those to be brought into the court: ‘Make sure they are well versed in every branch of learning, are gifted with knowledge and good judgment, and are suited to serve.’ (Daniel 1:4 NLT) To be promoted in any job, you must first prove yourself.
The Bible says, ‘Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings.’ (Proverbs 22:29 NIV) Unless you believe in what you’re doing, you won’t give yourself entirely to it; therefore success may be elusive. Have you ever walked into a room and felt love, energy, and excitement? Your thoughts have a presence; they’re like currents moving through the air, capable of drawing people to you or driving them away. That’s why in order to succeed, you must believe in what you do. If you don’t—pray and ask God to relocate you somewhere you can put your whole heart into. Jesus told the woman at the well, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’ (John 4:13–14 NIV)
Take the time and make an effort to know your business. Jesus spent time praying in order to renew His understanding of His purpose. So, the word for today is—pray and believe in what you do!
SoulFood: Josh 22–24 John 16:12–18 Ps 105:1–7 Pro 30:1–4
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023