“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.” Proverbs 22:29
A garden needs regular watering and care to flourish, just as your talents need consistent effort and diligence to reach their full potential. Prosperity is God’s plan for the believer, His children. Just like a father will not watch to see his children suffer, our Father also desires to see that we have and enjoy the good things in life. God’s will for the believer is that they succeed in all they do. To this end, He has provided sufficient wisdom in His word on how believers can live prosperous lives. From our memory verse, it is clearly seen that everyone must be found in their work.
The first task anyone needs to accomplish is seeing that he is placed in the right atmosphere for success. Everyone needs to understand their talent and must want to excel at it. The reality, however, is that the discovery of talent is not enough. Just to know you have great musical skills or can perform excellently in sports is not enough. The scripture clearly teaches that you must be diligent at your work. The believer, just like the unbeliever, must seek to compete and excel in this world.
2 Peter 1:5-7 says, “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.”
As much as God loves us, yet, we must exert ourselves to cause the gifts of God to manifest. As believers, we must see that we give the highest level of mindfulness, thoroughness, and practice to that which God has deposited in us or committed into our hands. As a prudent believers in the body of Christ, we must take advantage of the fact that God has empowered us to do right.
Much more, we must see it as a kingdom obligation to seek to excel at what we do. Diligence is not foreign to any believer’s Spirit. Believers must show this principle as good living of diligence; that industry brings honor to our Father. Remember, your diligence level will determine the success level you experience in all ramifications of life. Be diligent in all you do. Amen. Proverbs 10:4 says, “He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent makes rich.” Amen.
Father, I thank you, for I am enabled to be diligent at all I do. Today, I choose to be diligent and give myself to training and continual practice to allow me to be the best at whatever I do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.