“…the hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labour…” Proverbs 12:24 (NKJV)

As a Christian, if you truly want to move past the place of lack and enter into the place of abundance and stand before great men, you must make diligence a priority in your life. The Bible says, “…seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men….” Proverbs 22:29 (KJV). Meaning, if you are going to be at a certain place in life where you will be friends with the high and mighty of the society, you must be diligent in your dealings. You must take diligence very seriously because greatness in life can only be found at the corridors of diligence. Even when God has a great calling upon your life, if you are not diligent to handle things the way they ought to be handled, you could still live in obscurity. Therefore, it is important that you make a conscious decision to take diligence seriously. The reason most people go through financial struggle today, is not because God isn’t faithful, but because they are not diligent. Beloved, diligence is your key to escaping poverty and the embarrassment that comes with it. So begin today to build your diligence level. It might not happen overnight but when you understand the importance of it and walk conscious of it, soon it will become a part of you.
Now, you might say, “in what areas do I need to apply diligence?” Well, diligence should be applied in every area of your life. For example, if you are looking for a Job, its diligence that will cause you to go after it aggressively. If you are already working in a place, it is diligence that will cause you to take your job seriously and attend to it with excellence. If you are into business, it is diligence that will cause you to take the steps that you need to take to make the business prosper. If you are a student, it is diligence that will cause you to take your studies seriously, so that you come out with good grades. So you see that diligence is needed in almost every area. If you are smart to walk in it, you will set yourself apart and your results in life will be different. You will always be on top and not be subject to the low level of life some people are subjected to because of the absence of diligence. So do what needs to be done, remember “…the hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labour…” Proverbs 12:24 (NKJV). God bless you!


Diligence is your key to escaping all manner of poverty and embarrassment that comes with it!


Glorious God, I thank you for bringing me your word to educate and empower me. Henceforth, I choose to be diligent in every area of my life and as I do this, I reign and rule in all my endeavours by the power of the Holy Ghost in the name of Jesus. Amen!

Categories: November 2018


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