God rewards diligence.

“The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.” Proverbs 13:4

Let’s say Suzanne started a new job working as an administrative assistant to a top executive. Although she has experience in the administrative field, the industry of this new job is something she’s having to work extra hard to learn. She comes home after a long day at the office feeling discouraged. Maybe she chose the wrong job. Because it hasn’t been easy, maybe she needs to quit and do something else, she thinks to herself. But what if she focused not on how hard the job is, but on the goal? What if she were to learn from her mistakes and seek to get better and better everyday? What if she changed her attitude and perspective? It probably wouldn’t be long before promotion came her way.

God rewards diligence.

What you desire to accomplish in life is going to require some hard work. It’s going to require you learning from your mistakes and having a right attitude. There are many people like Suzanne who are having trouble seeing and seizing God’s promotions in front of them, because they didn’t expect it to be so difficult to obtain. Just because you’re being challenged doesn’t mean you’re not where you’re supposed to be. And just because everything seems easy doesn’t mean you are where you’re supposed to be. Grace is not the absence of great effort. Grace works alongside our great effort and it creates something amazing!

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your wisdom. Help me to focus on the goal instead of the challenges. Strengthen me Lord. Help me learn from my mistakes and get better and better each day. I choose not to operate with a lazy mind or a slack hand. Help me to be a diligent soul that is diligent in every area of my life. From my relationships and family, to my workplace, to my spiritual walk with you, to my finances and everything else, help me do what I need to do. Help me receive your grace and apply your wisdom in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

15 thoughts on “God rewards diligence.”

  1. Bless the work of our hands, Lord. Give us a spirit of willingness to serve and to complete the good work you started in us.

    1. Only God knows i needed this today. I’ve been dealing with procrastination lately and I’ve been getting on my own nerves bc i know better. Thank God that He is so patient with me and always giving me a chance to do better. I love you Lord!

  2. Thank you DOTK , for your words of encouragement. Lord ,when I’m weak, your mercy, and your grace will sustain me. Have an amazing day everyone!

  3. Lord forgive me for not listening to you when you told me to work as unto you not man. Help me now as I want to do the will you have for me. I no longer want to be a sluggard as I feel now. So my goal, my gifts and my talents all belong to you. Moving forward and doing the will you called me to do is my plan which I fail in the pass. No longer do I plan to struggle with being disobedience to you in my work place. Thank you DOTK for this post it really hit home for me. Please pray for me and all that God has for me to do in his kingdom. 🙏🏾

  4. Thank you God for this word, I have always worked hard to achieve my goals, even when it got hard and challenging I kept pushing forward until I accomplished my goal. Thanks to the Grace of God, he made me that way. Thank you God In Jesus Name Amen 🕇💚💜❤💖

  5. Amen ! That’s exactly what I need to hear. Thank you Lord for your rewards even in the midst of my disobedience and procrastination. Praise God!

  6. Thank your lord I need your help and everything area of my life to my Spiritual walk with Christ Jesus lord I need that old good wisdom and Jesus name Amen

  7. Praise God you are my redeemer I needed this message today I will shine my light today casting my sluggishness on the cross thank you for your mercy I love you Jesus

    1. Procrastination may have been my game, and sluggard may have been my name, but from this day forward you may call me diligent!

  8. Amen and Amen❗ 👏🙌To God be the Glory❗ 💯💪💘💪🎉 🎈Dotk😄Ty❗🌷Grace Wins❗🎁💝🎉hallelujah❗🏆 🙆💃💃💃

  9. This word came from a new friend and colleague on mine, I said when I met him that things happen for a reason or for better words GOD put people and situation in our lifes for a reason for in his grace and mercy will we flurish and prosper. Thank you for todays word my friend Josh and to my beautiful, brilliant wife Tish without you there would be no me! Amen!

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