Topic: DEALING WITH THE EARLY ENEMY OF 2016 – Part 1
Text: Proverbs 6:1-11
“Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you don’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.
But the Master replied, you wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.
Then he ordered, take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they are given, even more will be given, and they will have abundance. But from those who DO NOTHING, even what little they have will be taken away. Now throw this useless servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” Mathew 25:24-30 NLT
It is true that 2016 has just started; moreover, everyone that is alive today has spent 3 days out of 365 days in 2016. There is greatest enemy that use to cause failure and set back to thousands of people every year. This is enemy is what I tagged “the Early Enemy of the Year”.
This enemy is not people around you; it is not your family or your friends. It is not your boss or your coworkers. It is not those fight you or quarrel with you in previous years. The greatest enemy of your success this year is LAZINESS – DOING NOTHING.
Laziness, slothfulness, sluggishness, languor, indolence, lethargy and idleness are classified as DOING NOTHING but expect success or fruitfulness.
A lazy man is dead man that still living. A lazy man is a killer of destiny and destroyer of success. Slothfulness in your work, business or job is greatest enemy that can cause disaster failure for you this year. That is why you must kin to this message and make use of it.
The man in Matthew 25:24-30 was given potential that he can used to make money, but he hides it. God has given you His gift to make profits so that you will not be a burden to others. The potential in you is enough even more than enough for you to become great in life. Don’t be an enemy of yourself. Slothfulness cannot do you good than destroy the success ahead of you. Mind you, if you don’t join the board of success now, you may become the servant to your colleagues but I pray that will NOT be your portion in Jesus name.
This message is coming to you just to enlighten and expose the true. You are in 2016 for a purpose and that purpose is fruitfulness and success. You cannot achieve such when doing NOTHING. The Bible says:
“He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.” Proverbs 18:9
New Living Translation put it this way: A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things.
“I went by the field of the slothful and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.” Proverbs 24:30-31
“The slothful man saith there is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. The slothful hides his hand in his bosom; it grieves him to bring it again to his mouth.” Proverbs 26:13-15
“By much slothfulness the building decayed; and through idleness of the hands the house dropped through.” Eccl 10:18
“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 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 Thess. 3;10-12
“That you be not slothful but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12
Dear friend, start doing something now. You must think on what you must do in order to be successful person this year. Don't just sit down and expecting miracle. A lazy man is a WASTER. Don't WASTE your potentials; don't HIDE the gift of God in you. God gives you that GIFT so that use can use it and make profits. Find something doing NOW!
PRAYER BOMBS FOR TODAY
1. Father I thank you for given me another day in year 2016
2. Father, I thank you for your words that sent to me today
3. Every seed of slothfulness in me be uprooted by fire of God in the name of Jesus
4. In the name of Jesus, spirit of laziness get out of me by fire
5. Father, deliver me from the power that hold me with slothfulness in the name of Jesus
6. My God and my Lord, expose me to what I should do this year in the name of Jesus
7. I possess the spirit of working and profits in the name of Jesus