2 Timothy 2:15(NIV) Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
George was the best graduating student in his set, breaking a twenty-five-year record and becoming the best graduating student ever. When he was asked the secret of his success, he gave a simple response, hard work! Because of this landslide achievement, he was immediately retained in the institution, gained international recognition, and had several other offers. Although George hailed from a simple home, the spotlight came on him and he became a person of reckoning amongst those considered great in his discipline. For George, the secret was simply hard work.
Today’s text was Apostle Paul’s admonition to Timothy, asking him to do his best to present himself approved to God as a worker who has no need to be ashamed but rightly handles the word of truth.
According to this verse, it is in your power to determine whether you will be a worker approved by God or not. It is also evident that hard work; putting in your utmost is required. You will have to stretch yourself by doing more than the ordinary if you desire to be a worker approved by God.
Are you currently putting in your best? if God were to score you today, will he approve of your effort? Go into today pondering on these questions.
Prayer: ask the Lord for grace to serve him acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
—Dr. Emmanuel James