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DAY 14 FRIDAY: JUNE 2019

DILIGENCE IS THE PATHWAY TO EXCELLENCE!

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men (Proverbs 22:29).

Anyone who wants to experience excellence in life should learn to be diligent. Diligence is the pathway to excellence and greatness in life. A life of diligence is a life that is focused. When you are focus, you will definitely achieve your goal and purpose in life. In the opening text, the Bible says that seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that diligence in life brings out his best and makes him to stand tall before his peers and contemporaries.

The Bible tells us about David, a shepherd boy who was very diligent in taking care of his father’s sheep. In fact because of his diligence, he killed a lion and a bear that took away his father’s sheep (1 Samuel 17:34-36). Again, David’s diligence made him to achieve a great feat by killing Goliath the giant. Until you learn to be diligent in life, you can never achieve excellence. In fact, a life of diligence is of course a life of greatness devoid of absolute limitation and total barrier. Diligence is the pathway to excellence in life.

When you fail to be diligent, you become slothful and lazy in life. A life that is slothful and lazy can never achieve excellence. That is the reason why the Bible says in Proverbs 10:4, “He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” Whoever wants to experience greatness in life and be full of all round prosperity should of a necessity be diligent in his assignment and business. A life that is diligent is a life full of prosperity and abundance. Whatever profession or life endeavor you find yourself, God wants you to be diligent in it by being resourceful.

Daily Tip: Every Christian is expected to be diligent in life because it is the pathway to excellence and success in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: But as you abound in everything- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us- see that you abound in this grace also (2 Corinthians 8:7).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. Oh Lord my God! I receive Your grace to be diligent in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of slothfulness and laziness in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Psalm 23.                  RBT: PSALM 58-60

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