Daily Devotional

No Back And Forth

No Slothfulness

23rd April 2021

Scripture Reading: Luke 19: 12-27


“And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:” (Luke 19: 20)

Our Focal Scripture sheds light on the slothful servant who did nothing with his pound. That servant hid his master’s pound in a napkin, he covered it, he refused to use it, and he ended up without profit. He got the same thing that others got, but because he was not willing to do something with what he got, he ended up empty handed. What he was supposed to do which he failed to do, disconnected him from greatness.

Friend, as minutes turn to hours, as hours turn to days, as days turn to weeks, as weeks turn to months, and as months turn to years, make sure that you are doing what will position you for greatness. Ensure that you are praying as others are praying. Ensure that you are focused as others are focused. Ensure that you are being as productive as you should be. Ensure that whatever you are doing will add to your future results.

The slothful servant did nothing, but there were other servants who did something that led to profit. Whilst he was wasting time, others were busy investing in time and making the most of time. Just in case you have chosen to waste time, do remember that not everyone has chosen to waste time with you. If you choose to be unproductive, remember that there are many who are on the pathway of productivity.

The slothful servant was surrounded by profitable servants, yet he remained slothful and did nothing. He had people he could have learnt from, but he simply chose not to learn. As you run your race in destiny, be humble enough to learn from the best that is around you. Learn from people who are doing better than you. Learn from people who are scoring the same goals you hope to score. Learn from productive, result oriented people.

Your slothfulness is your disconnection from the cities you could have possessed and ruled over. Arise, shake off the dust, and be productive.



I choose productivity over slothfulness, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

“The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.” (Proverbs 22: 13)

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