MINISTER: Pastor Sam Obijiaku
TOPIC: THE POWER OF SELF-DISCIPLINE, DILIGENCE, AND DETERMINATION
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 6:12; PROVERBS 22:29; DANIEL 1:8
The power to become and attain any height of success is in the hands of God and in your hands. In the journey to success and prosperity, God has a part to play and you also do.
Life will not always go your own way or the way you planned it because it comes with many hurdles to test your capacity and strength for the next level you desire.
Self-discipline, diligence, and determination are fundamental to your standing the test of time, soaring like the eagle, and activating prosperity in all ramifications of life as youths desiring a brighter future. Remember, we do not go into our future, we release our future through our daily routine and activities.
The power and strength derived from self-discipline, diligence, and determination are what gives us the energy and drive to keep going when the going gets tough.
They are also what helps us to achieve anything we set our minds to.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
POINT 1: THE MESSAGE EXPLAINED AND REASONS
Genesis 39:2-12; Proverbs 10:4; 12:24, Daniel 1:8, 20; 6:28
When you make research about successful people you will discover three common traits in them that elevate and establish their success rate. These common traits are self-discipline, diligence, and determination.
Let’s explain them one after the other for better understanding.
Self-discipline is the ability to control one’s impulses and behaviors. It is a trait that many people lack, but it can be developed with practice and determination.
It is the ability to regulate your behavior and make decisions based on those regulations. It’s the ability to stick with a plan when things get tough and stay focused on what you’re trying to accomplish even when you don’t feel like it.
Self-discipline makes the difference between success and failure. There are three (3) significant approach towards self-discipline:
Diligence is the way you go about doing anything—whether it’s studying for a test, preparing for your career and as an entrepreneur your business.
Diligence has two parts: carefulness and persistence; everything they say yields to diligence.
Diligent people can complete tasks quickly because they are organized and have a plan for how they will get things done. Like self-discipline, it has the ability to bring you before kings.
“Continuous effort not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking our potential “_Winston Churchill. And whatever you hope to do with ease you must first do diligently; so as a youth must develop the capacity to press and keep pressing until you breakthrough.
Determination means having the inner drive to keep going even when everything seems stacked against you. Determined individuals have goals and are not afraid of hard work or challenges; they believe in their abilities and know that nothing is impossible if you put your mind into it! “Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
Determination is what makes all of these qualities come together for someone to achieve something great—like getting into college or starting a company from scratch! Determination believe in your convictions and sticking with them until they become reality. Determination gives you the boldness to go for gold and achieve the impossible through the help of God and faith in Him.
As much as it is the desire and promise of God for us that we prosper in all things and be in good health, He desires we build the capacity to attract, possess, and maintain them for our good and the good of others.
The power of self-discipline, diligence, and determination will help you attract and operate in the prosperity God is releasing on everyone in this youth program as our general pastor will pronounce and command them upon us today.
POINT 2: OUR RESPONSE AND BENEFITS
Proverb 25:28, Romans 13:24, Titus 2:11-12, Romans 12:11-12, Colossians 3:23, James 1:12, Deuteronomy 31:16, Psalm 27:1, Philippians 4:13
As explained in point number one, the power of self-discipline, diligence, and determination is one of the numerous parts you must play in your path to accomplishing great things in life. The foundations upon which you will build the life you desire or imagine, begins with given yourself over to this three fundamental virtues.
These three traits are not only instruments to making us a success but they also help us obey God, manifest righteousness, and shine as Lights in this world of darkness.
The power of self-discipline, diligence, and determination affects every area of your life positively. If mastered effectively and channelled right with wisdom, you will become a balanced prospering, successful and impactful in all spheres of influence. You will be able to climb the ladder of greatness easily and attract great men to your light like David, Joseph, Ruth, etc.
The benefits you get from these powerful traits are;
Discipline – helps with forming your character, habits, thoughts, actions, words, and choices.
Diligent – It gives you an expensive success aroma and prepares you for the throne.
Determination – Is one of the strongest determiners of success.
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