Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
This scripture is the foundation for this book. The Word tells us to meditate on God’s Word and we can make our way prosperous. I like the way the message bible of Joshua 1:8-9 reads;
Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.”
When I meditated on Proverbs 12:24, I found seven life changing principles that I learned and continue to incorporate in my life that allow me to reign in areas that I would not in my wildest dreams truly believe that I could! God has given us everything we need to succeed. Everything we need to reign in life. Just like a father gives his child his blessing, our Father, God has given us “The Blessing” to reign in life. It is up to us to take that Blessing, that empowerment, that anointing and utilize it in every arena of our lives.
We are going to learn how to take the Word of God and incorporate it in our lives, and reap the benefits of meditating and doing the Word, because the bible also tells us that we need to hear as well as do the Word to receive the promises of the Word.
James 1:25 (MSG) Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like
This is not going to be us! Once we hear the Word on how to reign in life, we will act upon it with force, eagerness, persistence, and diligence and see God manifest Himself in our lives like never before!
So we will begin by breaking down our foundation scripture which is Proverbs 12:24a the hand of the diligent shall bear rule. We will dissect it into small enough pieces that we can digest it and nourish our spirits and our souls and began to see our lives change, because we utilized the principles that we will be discussing in this book.
Now let’s look at some definitions; the word Hand in the Hebrew means; power, direction, work, ministry, service and state. Diligent in Hebrew means active, incisive, determination, and eager. Bear Rule in Hebrew means to rule, reign, have power, governor, and that everything is subject to you. Now let’s incorporate our definitions of these words into our scripture, and it would read;
The power, direction, work, ministry, service, state of the active, incisive, determined and eager shall rule, reign, have power, be governor, and everything is subject to them!
Now, I took it a step further and looked up the Hebrew definition of these words in the American Heritage dictionary, and I came up with even a more detailed description of this particular scripture. I will call this Shelita’s amplified version of proverbs 12:24a
The power, the direction, the work, the ministry, the service, and the state of the active, and those who have the ability or quality to cut or separate the superficial part of anything, able to make a decision of a question in the mind, have firm resolution; settled purpose, absolute direction to a certain end and are excited by ardent desire in the pursuit of any object will rule, reign, have control, have power, be director, administrator, chief, head and have everything subject to them!
Amen! Now that’s what I’m talking about! This is what I want for my life and I know you do as well because you are reading this book, so lets get started.
How to Reign in Life!
This book is for people who feel that they have no control over some or all areas of their lives. For people who are still dreaming the dream instead living the dream because they lost their focus along the way.
They may feel like they are just actors in a screenplay reading lines and playing a part without any input from themselves and they have no control over how the story ends. The Devil is a liar! God said for us, man to have dominion over everything! Debt should not have dominion over you, broken relationships should not have dominion over you and sickness or poor health should not be reigning in your body.
You are the one in control, if not now as soon as you read and implement the things written in this book. You will be on top instead of hiding under a pile of depression, helpless and hopeless! It’s not too late for you, your dreams can still come true and you can reign in your life like God meant you to!
This book is for you if you never knew that it is God’s will for you to have dominion, authority and rulership over every area of your life! If you want to take back that dominion and walk in victory not just when you go to heaven but right here and right now! If you are tired of being abused by your circumstances! Your relationships, your finances, your health or any other area of your life! Its time to take control! It’s time to get your life back! It’s time for you to reign in life!