Whether it be family issues, business woes, friendships, the place you live, anything that lands on or near us gives us two options: accept it as a gift, as an option to grow and learn or we can decide not to accept it, closing our ears off, pushing it way down deep, and moving away from conviction.
What if during these learning moments in our life, we choose diligence and let it shape our life for the good? Diligence in reading God's Word every day, our true life shaper. Diligence in eating healthy. Diligence in taking that end of the day walk. Or diligence in a relationship.
I have this quote from Sally Clarkson on my fridge and it says, "Diligence is muscling up to bring a work to completion."
I often point at that piece of paper to my kids, reminding them that doing the dishes matter, cleaning up after yourselves matter, and even I, the mom of the house needs this stamped on my heart for every day.
Will you find diligence during the gift that causes you pain? Will we see it as a gift to grow in character or ignore it?
I challenge you to not ignore it! I'm cheering for you friends.
Do you find diligence difficult in your daily life?
Hello friends, I'm joy. ..
I love sharing my life with you. I enjoy being vulnerable and real because it's then that I hear, "you too?". I hope reading the words from my heart encourages you. We're in this together, friends, so grab your coffee or tea and stick around!