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Today’s topic is about The Promise For Diligent Workers written in the Holy Bible. After you finish reading this short blog post, it is expected that you will work harder in your endeavors. If you are an employee, that will impress your boss. And if you’re an entrepreneur, your business is expected to grow more.
In this Internet era when everybody is obsessed of reading “How To” blog posts, we’re starting to see a shortage of motivating blog posts that encourages others to become their best. As I travel this entrepreneurial journey, I like to bring others up with me through motivations and encouragement.
So, here we go!
Introducing: My Hardworking Father
We would spend all day helping him, weeding the plots, watering the plants, and doing everything you could imagine a farmer would do on his farm.
To our father, hard work is a virtue. So, he taught us that virtue so we would carry it when we grow up. He’s a hard-working man, and he expected his sons to grow up like him.
And as a parent, I know he’s not alone with that desire. Almost every parent wants his or her children to grow with the virtues of diligence and hard work. It’s been taught for generations and can be traced back as old as the Biblical times.
In Proverbs 22:6, it says…
Train up a child in a way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”.
Those virtues should be taught to Children as early as possible.
The Diligent And The Lazy
Proverbs 10:4 describes the diligent and the lazy…
He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”
You do not want to be included in the lazy, don’t you?
Who would want to become poor because of laziness? Nobody here, right?
So, whatever you find worth-doing, give your best shot. Whether it be a work in your job, or a task in your business, diligent work on it. And do it for the Lord.
In Colossians 3:17 it says…
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Why would someone be lazy? Is he not appreciating this opportunity to be alive?
We should appreciate this gift of life and as a response to the Giver, we should take this opportunity to be worthwhile… to be of value to the world we live in.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 has explained it very well…
Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of dead, where you are going, there’s neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”
The Promise For Diligent Workers
There’s a promise and there’s a curse. But because of the positivism, we’re aiming, let’s focus on the promise. Besides, you might already have an idea of what’s the curse.
In every success story that you’ve watched on TV or read in the magazine, what’s their common bottom line?
They all worked hard. They worked diligently in their chosen field until success is reached.
The same is expected to us, we should strive and work hard until we succeed. There’s no letting up until our goals are achieved.
For this is the promise:
Proverbs 13:4 says…
The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.”
God, through the Bible, is not kidding and is serious about this promise. Have faith and couple it with hard work and diligence and you’ll see results.
Having reached middle age (I’m now 39 years old), I have witnessed how true this principle is. I’ve seen people struggle financially because of laziness, and I have also seen others succeed because of hard work.
Yes, of course, hard work can take many forms. It can be physically working hard or your mind is working hard. But what is important is, you’re striving hard. Soon, you will see the fruits of your labor.
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