A COMMAND TO INCREASE
People sometimes try to replace quantitative growth with qualitative growth. According to the students of this school, who profess that quantity leads to a fall in quality. I understandably don’t buy into this school of reasoning. I believe we could both maintain growth and increase, both in quality and quantity at the same time. While quality might bring security and confidence, quantity will most of the time bring recognitions and accolades. As you can see we need the two of them. The bottom line is to strive for increase in all we do.
“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Gen 1:28
A COMMAND TO INCREASE
At the very heart of creation, God had increase in mind. That is why he commanded man to not just be fruitful, but multiply his fruits. It is God’s blessing to us all and at the same time it is his commandment to all of us. God desires your increase. In your relationships, in your leadership, in your service and stewardship, in your business, etc. Everything you are involved with must bring increase. We are fortunate to know this truth.
At times, people who have experienced limited amount of success could be intimidated into thinking it is not the will of God for them to increase. A pastor for example could say; even though I have a small church, yet that is not what matters. What matters is that I am faithful. Again I don’t think faithfulness in one’s duty replaces the need for increase. What would be ideal in my thinking will be to both be faithful and increase.
“One of the ways you can transform your ordinary day into extraordinary is to master your craft. By thinking of yourself as a craftsman, you can think of your work as your art.” – Anonymous
Some other people who are in business might say things like; I am not called to build a great enterprise or big business. But the truth is even as you are building your small business, still that small business needs to experience some form of increase and growth. Otherwise, you will be starving yourself of inspiration. You would soon discover that you don’t have enough encouragements in what you are doing. That will sooner or later lead to disillusionment. Everybody wants to experience some form of pleasure in whatever they are doing. One of the sure ways of doing that is by seeing increase in your endeavors or result.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja