The Extra 1%

Joseph was an easy-going young man and he was also surrounded by several brothers. He was always busy carrying out duties apportioned to him, despite this his brothers got envious of him and sold him out. What were his feelings then? Pain? Hurt? Rejection? Either all of these or more, he had reasons to feel that way.

Genesis 39:1
[1] After Joseph had been taken to Egypt by the Ishmaelites, Potiphar an Egyptian, one of Pharaoh’s officials and the manager of his household, bought him from them.
(MSG)

Thinking about all Joseph went through and putting myself in his shoes, I would have cried and even wailed terribly! 😂

Still, he never let his feelings get the best of him in his new environment. Joseph was a diligent person so the blessing and favor of God were with him.

Proverbs 22:29
[29] Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
(KJV)

At the beginning of the year, I sat with two of my friends, together we set personal goals and shared our targets for the year with one another. I can’t overlook this process because it was what spurred me to work on myself continually as the year went by.

As a believer, for you to fully optimize all of God’s plans for you, your hands must be busy doing the right things. Be engaged and ready to work at any time.

Ecclesiastes 9:10
[10] Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.
(NLT)

As much as you invest quality time in your relationship with the Father, don’t neglect your growth in other areas of your life. Be diligent enough to have a plan for the course your life will take, and at the same time diligently seek the face of God about the validity of those projections.

Proverbs 21:5
[5] The plans of the diligent [lead] surely to plenty, But [those of] everyone [who is] hasty, surely to poverty.
(NKJV)

There’s a vital requirement God has for you in this season and beyond, it is for you to put an extra one percent of diligence in all that you do. Then you’ll see the outcome of things…😉

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