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bulb-in-handAnd whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away. Matthew 5:41-42

Zig Ziglar said, “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” He had a powerful gift of saying things in a simple way that carried the impact of a sledge hammer. Zig was a believer in going the extra mile, or putting more into something than others might be expected to contribute. He never supported anyone getting something for nothing. As a matter of fact he said if you “aim at nothing; you will hit it every time”! He believed in hard work, perseverance and doing the right things.

These ideas are keys to the extraordinary life promised to the followers of Jesus; a life of faith, good works and glory.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

If you are looking for a place that won’t be crowded – where you are sure to stand out and shine – go the extra mile in everything you do.

Humbly yours and forever His,

iStock_000005991593SmallGetting ahead in business requires more than working hard. One must work harder than the persons ahead of them; for those persons, being ahead, have both distance and resources as their advantage. This is the character of a carnal system.

Not everyone who says to Me, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Matthew 7:21-23

In the same way, many Christians work hard assuming hard work will automatically earn God’s blessing in their business or profession. As good as it sounds, this is the way of the world. The followers of Jesus Christ must remember that whatever is not from faith is sin (Romans 14:23). God does not reward sin. He rewards the obedient work of faith.

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the rhema (i.e., spoken word) of God (Romans 10:17). Before working hard to get ahead, be sure you know that you have God’s will for your work. BTW: It is not God’s will for you to neglect your intimacy with Him, your family and the body of Christ.

Workplace Ministry Tip:
As you would any strategic meeting, set aside time to meet with God; that you might come to understand the plan He has for you. Reckon the truth concerning success in the kingdom of God: God rewards the obedient work of faith. Work hard at the work He has willed for your life.

Contact me, at rob@inlightconsulting.com, if I can be of assistance.

Humbly yours and His forever,

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