“Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” – Proverbs 22:29
Life is governed by the law of the seed. Everything we do as we go through life is seed that predicts our future. Diligence is a seed. It delivers unprecedented & bountiful harvest.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Diligence as steady, earnest, and energetic effort. This is very instructive as the definition above is a vital ingredient in our journey of greatness. As we go through life, there will be circumstances that will come at us testing our commitment to our jobs, families, careers, businesses, our God and so on. It is at this time that the seed of diligence should be planted.
Diligence is what enables someone go through with a task or project even when he/she does not feel like it. It is the ability to keep striking till that final strike that falls the tree. We all agree that it isn’t the first punch that clinches the heavy-weight title and so if the prize is in view, the punches must keep on coming.
It is ok to be discouraged from time to time. We will all have to deal with some form of disappointment or the other but the ability to stay put till the desired result shows up is what separates the ordinary from the extra-ordinary.
Little wonder the bible has this to say:
He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. (Pro 10:4)
Here it is clear that diligence is a sure way to wealth and greatness. Though it may take some time to yield its fruit, if we stay diligently at our task, we will definitely stand before kings not too far from now.
Daily digest: “Focus on where you want to go, not where you currently are”.
Dear Lord, I receive grace to be diligent. Also grant me the wisdom to know the difference between what I should persevere upon and what I should let go… in Jesus name.