Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, November 21
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
EFFICIENCY, SKILL AND COMPETENCE
Some people think that prayer is like the kind of drugs sold in commercial buses that are said to be able to cure virtually all illnesses. Faith without works is dead!
Proverbs 22:29 says, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.” I like how ISV says it, “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.”
Even if you want to be the king instead of working for him, you still have to be diligent. Do you know that there are people who charge ten times more than what others are taking for the same service? Diligence, competence, efficiency and skill got them there.
You’d be amazed when you realise the number of Nigerian undergraduates who have done virtually nothing during this strike period that has now lasted for over four months. And those students would one day want to be CEOs and successful men and women. I wish they hear this: don’t waste your time! Develop yourself now and never stop until you get to the top.