Diligence

img_4338How much of our lives do we have committed to prayer, fasting, family or health? Are we willing to be diligent in the areas of our lives that bring us balance? Diligence means steady, earnest, and energetic effort, consistency. Proverbs 10:4 says A slack hand causes poverty but the hand of the diligent makes rich. Our ability to consistently work our passion is the key to unlock the wealth in our life. What areas are we lacking in wealth? It could be financially, physically, emotionally, or spiritually. It is possible to have bankrupt emotional wealth. Our ability to make it a priority to invest in ourselves in these areas can make the difference in our appearance, maturity and our emotional well being. It can be an amazing feeling to be full and lacking nothing. James 1:4 says And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. When we feel ourselves going bankrupt we can unplug and replenish the areas of our lives that have been depleted. Take time to replenish yourself and take care of you whole man. Our diligence should be balanced. We should never over work ourselves in multiple areas but focus on what drives you and be consistent. We all seek to find a healthy balance in our lives and it is so necessary to prioritize. After all it would be hard to manage everything but better to manage an area we are good at, be steady and have great energy for it. Diligence will get us the results but we must be consistent and energetic efforts that come from a rested soul. Start out with waking up early enough to meditate and complete a devotion as you seek God for clarity for your day. Next get a 45 minute workout that you can consistently maintain throughout your week, take care of the children and food, career, homework and dinner. Each day as we adjust and transition from task to task, make it a point to continue to give your best to each area. Try not to duel task though.

Prayers

Father thank you for your wisdom and strength in our lives. I ask that you will give us wisdom as to what you would have us to do. Help us to identify the seasons we need to rest in. Create in us a calmness that cannot be undone in times of stress, busyness and life. Teach us to balance our lives and know when to say no and or turn a plate down. We thank you for the victory that only comes from you in Jesus name,

Amen

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