TOPIC: The Power Of Dedication – By David Ibiyeomie
Dedication is the act of binding oneself mentally, physically and be deadly committed to a course of life. The height of your accomplishment is all tied to your level of consistency and commitment.
Satan is not threatened by your coming to church but the application of what you have heard.
Philippians 3:12 (KJV) Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
To be successful, you have to do the things that are required for success. There is no shortcut to success; it is not accidental. Success is not one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and it does not come by wishing or prophesying without action. It is not an exclusive privilege of any race, family, background, color, nation; that is a poverty mentality. Success is consciously prepared for, worked for and following the rules.
A dedicated man is not moved, discouraged, depressed by any circumstance or negative situation.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Dedicated people go extra mile, working sacrificially and investing into what they believe. If your dedication costs you nothing, it will pay you nothing. Dedicated people are ready to suffer the pains of today to enjoy the gain of tomorrow. They are not bothered about immediate gratification.
Acts 20:24 (KJV) But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Until you die into your assignment, you will not succeed.
John 12:24 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
It is time to be dedicated to your assignment if you want to reap the fruit of success. As you do so, the God that called me will change your story in the name of Jesus the Christ –Amen!
God bless you