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DAY 23 THURSDAY: JULY 2020

DILIGENCE: THE PATHWAY TO YOUR GREATNESS!

The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor (Proverbs 12:24).

Anyone who wants to be great in life must learn to be diligent in everything he does in life. Greatness in life does not come on a platter of gold but in diligence and commitment. When you are not diligent, it therefore means that you are lazy in life. The Bible says in the opening text that the hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that diligence can lead to greatness in life. Whoever wants to be great in life should strive to be diligent in everything he does. It is absolute diligence that catapults one from a life of mediocrity to a life of greatness and excellence forever.

God wants us to be diligent not only in the things of life but also in our total commitment and service to Him in life. That is why the Bible says in Romans 12:11, “Not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.” Therefore, whenever a Christian is diligent in life, fervent in spirit and serving the Lord, definitely beyond the sky will surely be his limit in life. When you are diligent in serving the Lord in your spirit, your life is enhanced and boosted to a greater capacity. Diligence in God’s service enhances your ability in every area of your life. A life that is devoid of diligence is a life that is twisted and frustrated forever.

Also, when a Christian becomes fervent in the spirit and diligent in God’s service, his gifts in life become pronounce to humanity. That is the reason why the Bible says in Proverbs 22:29, “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” In fact, whoever that is diligent in business can never be poor in life no matter the challenges and obstacles. God expects you to be diligent in whatever area you find yourself in life so that your gift will make a way for you (Proverbs 18:16). It is indeed diligence that makes one’s effort colorful and attractive to the world in life forever.

Daily Tip: Diligence is the pathway to your greatness in life; therefore, do not be lazy but be diligent and faithful to God in life forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest (Proverbs 6:8).

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. My Ancient of Days! I receive Your grace to be diligent and faithful to You in life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of laziness and unfaithfulness all the days of my life in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Proverbs 6:6-11.               RBT: PROVERBS 29-31