Summary: This sermon is about how our life can be transformed when our mind is renewed by changing wrong pattern of thinking and highlights the following .1.TRUST 2.THANKFULNESS 3.TRUTH 4.TIMING 5.TRAVAILING 6.TEMPTER 7.TEACHABLE
So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
The LORD your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
If we want our lives to be transformed we fill our minds with thoughts of diligence and labour and travail .We must be people who are responsible,reliable, hardworking, committed to excellence and focused on our task. We must put away thoughts of laziness and sloth. We must not be wandering and uncommited people. We must avoid expecting everything to be easy and be prepared to handle difficult responsibilites .We must take responsibility for our lives and avoid putting the blame on others for whatever happens in our lives. When we fill our minds with thoughts of diligence and excellence our lives will be transformed.
The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty
The sluggard’s craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.
Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
COLOSSIANS 3: 23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you,
so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
2 THESSALONIANS 3: 6-12
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.