Be Swift

April 16, 2017

7th, December 2016

 

Psalm 147: 15

He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.

 

We know the Word of God is powerful; for by the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth (Psalm 33:6). We also know that whatever the Word says is certain to happen; for as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, making it bear and sprout, and providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), without accomplishing what I desire and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it (Isaiah 55: 10 – 12 AMP). But one of the attributes that makes the Word the most effective force in all of eternity is the fact that the Word is swift or speedy in accomplishing its task. Never has the Word of God been late in doing that which it has been sent to do (i.e. barring all Words that depends on the belief/action of man to find fulfilment). When the Father needed light at the point of creating the earth, He spoke the Word and swiftly the Word produced the light. The same applies for every other thing created by the Word. The Word has always been swift and would remain so in performing its task. Just as speed is a great asset/attribute of the Word in accomplishing its tasks, even so in our assignments, jobs or work place, speed is of utmost importance. Everything has a window or timeframe within which it is of peak relevance. Outside this window, no matter how perfectly well the assignment/task might have been done it is as good as useless. There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3: 1 AMP) and that is an unchangeable truth. For example, if the inventor of the typewriter had waited till this era to convert his idea/design to a physical product, no matter how aesthetic, excellently made or effective his typewriters may be, it would bring him little or no profit. It is not enough to produce an excellent job. You must do it within the stipulated period and as quickly as possible. Our drive must be to beat any given deadline (i.e. finish well in advance of the deadline) and not to meet the deadline. I have encountered people who intentionally take so long in executing a project, either to make what they do look more valuable or to avoid being given more work. If only they knew they were shooting themselves in the leg and reducing their own value. Recall we do not work to please men and as such must not reason as men-pleasers (the world) do. We must always strive to finish any given project as swiftly as possible. If due to the wisdom at work in us we can finish a two-hour job in thirty minutes, then we must do our best to finish it in thirty minutes and report the work done (accordingly, where applicable) As the Holy Spirit once said to me; ‘taking so long and putting so much effort to get a task done is not dedication or commitment but rather a sign of incompetence’. Choose to be swift!!

 

Confession

I am born of the Word and as such bear the characteristics of the Word. I am swift and prompt in performing my given task. My drive is to beat deadlines and not to meet deadlines. I carry out tasks in its season and its time. I am effective at work. Glory to God!!

 

Further Reading

John 9:4 (AMP) - We must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 

 

Matthew 25: 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

 

Extracted from our Daily walk of perfection(December 2016). Get this months devotional at: https://iiconlinestore.biz/index.php?route=product/category&path=68

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