Success in God’s kingdom does not come just by finding your promised land, educating yourself, and
becoming kingdom minded. It comes by putting those principles into practice
with great effort and diligence. One of the most neglected ingredients in many
Christians’ lives is plain hard work. There is no shortcut around it. I am
convinced that hard work is the missing element in many people’s lives and that
many spheres of society today are suffering at the hands of the devil because
righteous people have not learned to work hard.
(from Church Shift)