The Promise For Diligent Workers

Promise For Diligent WorkersWelcome [back] to GomerMagtibay.com, a personal blog of a Christian entrepreneur.

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


My Hardworking FatherI was set up at an early age to work hard. I remember, our father then has a farm and to save on costs, instead of hiring workers, he always picks up his three sons to work with him.

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?

Lazy And Poor

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.”

Promise For The Diligent And Hardworking

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.

Conclusion


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.

Til next,

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10 Comments

  1. Georgio

    Greetings Gomer! 

    Wow! You truly motivated me more than ever! Thank you so much for this amazing post about God’s Promise for Diligent Workers. 

    I agree that lazy people are never going to be successful in their lives because, in order to succeed, we must exit our comfort zone and start doing, not just planning, anyone can do that. I have faith that every hard-worker will eventually reach his goals, no matter how long it takes. 

    Thank you again for this awesome post, I was really motivated to work harder! 

    Regards

    Georgio

    • Gomer

      Thanks, too. I laughed when you said, “not just planning, anyone can do that”. 

      I’m sure God is delighted when He see His children do something worthwhile. Working produces value, and the more value we proceed, the better the quality of living humans get. So, it’s part of the grand design, and even with the first man in Eden, Adam, he was created not to sit idly but to look after the garden.

  2. Don

    Gomer,

    Being a christian myself, I believe that hard work will always pay off as you state. Your post is inspiring and has showed me some ideas I never thought of. Your quotes are great and give me lots of hope for what is to come in the future. Laziness should be a sin, because it is an easy way to be defeated and give up. Do you think that society will get better in this and start to become harder workers? PS. Thanks for the great insight into your father, he seems like a great man.

    Don

    • Gomer

      Hi Don,

      You’re a namesake of my brother, and he’s also a very hard working man deployed in New Zealand as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). This shows the Dons of the world are hard workers!

      And you’re also right, that laziness should be a sin. It causes so many troubles, and it is a prerequisite to doing so many bad things including crime. If we can reduce the laziness among people, then perhaps this world will be a better place to be in.

      Thanks for reading and for leaving a comment. God bless!

      ~ Gomer

  3. Ann

    Hi,

    We are always told to work hard in order to reap the rewards that come from said hard work. However, we are always tempted by some people who like to claim that you can achieve just as much without working hard. I’m glad there’s someone that emphasises the value of hard work through diligence.

    • Gomer

      Maybe, that’s one of the reasons why a lot of people are falling victims to scams. Laziness is setting in, they no longer want to exert efforts. Even in good income programs, you can see people join and expect to see good results without doing anything. 

  4. Andy Zeus Anderson

    Gomer, you are very wise and will be blessed for your fruitful labor. I must admit that in my time since my nervous breakdown I have been lax at the thought of getting back into hard work. I am finding that as I recognize the fear I have of losing everything again I am starting to work harder once more and my pride and ethics are coming back. Soon with the help of your wise words and the will of God, I will bring my family back into a good life. No more Lazy dad scared to move but one driven by the desire to be more and to honor God.

    • Gomer

      Yes, Andy. With the help of Him, you will be back on track! And not only be back on track, but you will also do better! 

  5. Alblue

    Thank you for this inspiration. I remember some of my lazy friends who never get a promotion or raise in salary. Sometimes, a hardworking person can beat talented people, because they always work consistently toward a set of goals. People with talent won’t succeed if they don’t utilize their talent. I should motivate myself to achieve my business goal too, thanks for reminding me as a reader.

    • Gomer

      You’re welcome. 

      There’s a saying that goes like this…

      “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

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