Diligence makes it real

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
WEB Prov13:4

The lazy person and the diligent both have one thing in common: desires. Both start from an equal, level play field The big difference between the two is active pursuit in making that desire a reality in their lives. Working to make their desires become a tangible possession. The main difference is working at it, putting in the needed effort.

THE only antidote to all forms of laziness whether physical, spiritual, mental or financial is effort; work, and along with it, diligence. We all have to apply diligent effort to help achieve our desires, our dreams. It is our own responsibility to be responsible; we don’t actually need an overseer to be responsible.* It is written of the ant that it has no ruler, overseer or commander, but provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. The lazy person is admonished to consider the wise ways of the ant (Prov 6:6-8). It is God’s will that when we work at anything, we should prosper in it.

Have we ever desired something so strongly, prayed about it, and still didn’t get it? *Then perhaps we were just wishing without making any effort; because wishers do not have any workable action plan towards their desires or goals.

However, the diligent person has a workable action plan towards achieving his/her desires.

No amount of wishing can make anyone a successful giant in life.* Great men and women in history were never just wishers, they worked with diligence to achieve it.

A diligent person is one who works excellently with the acquired knowledge, skills, and discretion to produce results crowned in wisdom.

Put in the needed effort and pursue your heart’s desires, even though you may start small or with little. Eventually, your desires will be satisfied. *lYes, dreams can only be actualized through diligence

Diligence does not apply only in our job, academics or businesses, but in our spiritual lives as well. Be diligent all round: spiritually, mentally, financially and socially.

Diligence also involves being consistent and excellent at what we are called to do.

We must stop wishing for greatness in our spiritual life, ministry, academics, marriage, business, you name it; and get to work. Always keeping it in mind that nothing works until someone works it.* So start working now, get out from that box and start exploding._

Wishers are not history makers; they are like story tellers who do not share in the exploits of the characters involved. It’s not their own story, but they only share other people’s stories while engaging in wishful fantasies. They do like to talk about how their stories became reality, but they themselves will not emulate them.

Beloved, defy every tendency of laziness and dishonesty and walk in diligence. *Refuse to be part of the complaining lot who only talk about and engage in wishful thinking instead of actively setting and pursuing their goals ; be distinct and diligent. For God Himself rewards diligence with success.*

3 thoughts on “Diligence makes it real

  1. Great words, Tancy, that we all need to hear over and over again. I like to remind people that working is exercising our privilege of being made in the likeness of God. Work was not the curse when Adam and Eve were sent out of the garden of Eden. The ‘sweat of our brow’ was the curse. We are made in God’s image, and one of the aspects of being so is the ability to work, and in doing so, we are worshiping our creator.
    Shalom!
    -Yosef

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