Deeper Life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
MONDAY DECEMBER 20, 2021
A LESSON FOR LOAFERS
TEXT: 2 THESSALONIANS 3:6-15
MEMORY VERSE: “For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread” (2 THESSALONIANS 3:11, 12).
Abraham Lincoln said, “My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”
Loafers are idlers and loiterers; they do not like to work. They are people who are not serious-minded. They have no visions and therefore no goals, no achievements.
Thomas Edison, who experimented ten thousand times with different materials before getting the right filament that produced the incandescent light bulb said, “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” That is a great lesson.
What are your career goals in life? Do you have any problem in pursuing a tertiary education course? There is something you can still do for a fruitful life.
Like Thomas Edison, you can go for a vocational training and become a successful entrepreneur. Pray to God to guide you and lift you up. Do not be a loafer.
QUOTE: Do not be a loafer.
CHALLENGE: How usefully engaged are you?
PRAYER: Lord, rid me of the loafing spirit.