I warmly welcome you to this edition of the program, Building on the Rock with Pastor Murphy. This program is designed to empower you achieve your dreams in God through His word. It is an honour to share the all powerful Word of God with you today. My name is Murphy Okpala. Today we will be discussing the topic Driven Productivity, but before we go on with the discussion let’s listen to this lovely song.
Artist: Casting Crown
Song Title: Courageous
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-15
Welcome to today’s episode of BotROCK! Over the past 3 weeks we have been discussing how to achieve good success in life using the ability and wisdom of God which is what I call driven productivity. Last week we started looking at some of the principles that if put into practice, will activate driven productivity in your life. We started with the first 2 principle which are regaining your connection with God and knowing the will of God for your life. Today I want to go a bit deeper and explore the last 3 principles for driven productivity. I believe and declare that after this episode you will start experiencing supernatural results in your life and business as you practice what you have learnt.
Before I go further I want to remind you to plan ahead for the All Believers Prayer Convention coming up on the 25th – 27th of April next month. This timely program will move you to the next level because it is specially designed to help you learn how to discover and succeed in your unique purpose in this world. Guest speakers are Pastor Bankie Olusina & Dr. Uvie Udi. You will also hear me teach the Word live in the program. Make plans and tell your friends about the All Believers Prayer Convention April 2014, they will cherish you for it.
In today’s Bible reading, Jesus was giving a parable to describe how the Kingdom of God works. A certain rich man who had servants was about to go on a far journey and will take quite a long time before his return. Before He left He called His servants and gave them talents according to their ability. It is very important to note that the master knew their abilities and gave them talents according to their abilities. The reason the master knew their abilities is because He was the one that gave them these abilities and He gave them the abilities based on His purpose for each of them.
Every single one of us has a unique purpose God has put us in this world to complete, a God given assignment. True satisfaction in life only comes when you are doing this assignment. When God gives you an assignment He also gives you the ability and resources to fulfill it. Your God given purpose on the earth determines the level of God’s ability and resources you will have. However it’s only when you start walking in that purpose that you will have access to this ability and resources. Doing something that is not the will of God for your life restricts God’s ability from flowing through you and the result is struggle in life. It is very important that you identify, embrace and pursue God’s will for your life no matter what it is. If you are struggling with what you are currently doing, humbly ask God to show you where you may be missing it, then spend time reading your Bible and it will be revealed to you. This is a very important principle for driven productivity.
Another important thing you need to know is that God will never start you up where He intends for you to end up but He requires you to be faithful and diligent at where ever He has placed you. For instance God’s purpose for your life might be for you to own a large mall that will create employment for a lot of people but He may start you up as a cleaner in Shoprite. However your faithfulness and diligence where ever you find yourself now will guarantee God’s promotion in due time. Remember in the parable, the reward of the two servants that were faithful was promotion. It did not matter what they started out with the reward was the same. The same way if you are faithful in whatever your hand finds doing, God will promote you in due time.
The final principle of driven productivity I want to discuss today is identifying and developing your God given talent. As I stated earlier every one of us has a unique God given purpose to fulfill on the earth and He gives us accompanying gifts and talents which are in seed form to fulfill it. This means that for you to fulfill your purpose & destiny on earth, those unique gifts and talents have to be identified, refined and developed. It’s your responsibility to take advantage of the abilities and opportunities God provides you in order to develop this talent and become more productive. In the parable, Jesus said that the servants that received the two and the five talents traded with their talents and doubled it. The key word to note here is trade. In order words in order to improve or multiply their talents they used it.
Putting your skills and talents to work not only develops those skills but it lets you acquire more skills. And the more skills and talents you have in the real world the more valuable you become!
Please don’t miss this key principle of driven productivity here: Putting your skills and talents to work not only develops those skills but it lets you acquire more skills. And the more skills and talents you have in the real world the more valuable you become! This principle is very evident in my wife’s life. By training my wife is a medical doctor but just the other day my friend who my wife built his company website told me that my wife is a bundle of talent. At the start of my wife’s medical carrier she realized a major problem in the health sector is patient ignorance so she set out to contribute to solving that problem by publishing a free Health lifestyle Magazine leveraging on her medical skills and knowledge. Just by applying her skills as the publisher of this magazine she has developed skills in design, programming and website development. Now she makes more money from these skills that she acquired from exercising her medical skills in the magazine than she makes from medicine.
God wants you to succeed in everything he has called you to do and His wisdom and ability is available for you to achieve massive results. By applying these simple principles which I have shared in this series you will see God’s hand in your life and this will put you on the pathway to success.
Faithfulness, love and diligence are the key to a fruitful life in God.
BEFORE WE END OUR PROGRAM TODAY, I want to give you an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of your life. He wants to make Himself real to you if you will let Him. Say this simple prayer with me:
Jesus I know you are the son of God and you died for my sins. Today I give you my life, take me and change me. Be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for I am now yours!
If you sincerely made that prayer from your heart, you are now a child of God and have started the journey of a fruitful life. Join a Bible believing Church that will help you grow in God. If you reside in Enugu city feel free to visit us at The Cornerstone Church, Trans-Ekulu, we will be glad to have you.
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