The definition of diligence: is to be careful and persistent at work or effort.
It says repeatedly in God’s work that he wants us to be diligent workers and to work unto him and not mere men. In Proverbs 13:4 it says,
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
Are you lazy in your work? Do you find yourself always looking for a “quick” way to get the job done or are you diligent and complete it with a whole heart? May I encourage you to not always find an easy way to do things. Though this life has enough troubles on its own, work according to what God wants. If you’re investing your earned income into a business without being diligent in research, you may regret it later and it could destroy your savings. If you want a good harvest, plant quality seeds.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9
As you draw closer to God this week, ask him how you can be diligent in your career and investments. Don’t be concerned about other’s harvests, you have the soil and water that has already been supplied for you. Now it’s up to you to place it in the ground and watch after it.