Biblical LifeHacks series
Hard Work Pays
As the title implies, hard work pays. It has always paid and will continue to be true, if everything was easy and required no practice then anybody could be somebody. Our forerunners earned their reputations because they were consistent and skilled. Would you want a doctor who had never been to school? Would you want a nurse who couldn't pronounce your medicines? Would you want your 4yr old in the kitchen baking a cake when they aren't tall enough to reach the oven dial, let alone go into the refrigerator get the eggs, milk, butter; in the cabinet to get the bowls and mixer, and the other ingredients to make a cake? If you answer is no, then you have chosen correctly because in Hebrews 12, it clearly says what we will make mistakes and correction for those mistakes don't make us happy, but the fruit of righteousness that comes with experience will give you peace. The hack: you can't stop practicing what you want to become good at, if you want to be better.
Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Elohe Yakob, God of Jacob (Psalm 20:1); we come in a spirit of oneness, thanking You, knowing that what we do of ourselves is not worthy to be compared with the Glory that shall be revealed in by the workings of Your Love through the Holy Spirit. For the wonderment of growth and maturity that we cry about in the beginning but value so much after we come to a place of maturity we give You the praise. We decree and declare blessings upon those who press toward the mark of the higher calling which is in Christ Jesus, so that the testimony of those whose sins are washed in the Blood of the Lamb which was slain will stand in the courts as an atonement for our sins. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.