We most times think hard work means working round the clock. Rising early, sleeping late…rising early, and sleeping late…Hard word is very good and fundamental to the pursuit of life’s success, but hard work is quite different from wearing yourself out. When you engage in exhaustive instead of necessary, wise , or productive labour, it breaks the body down. Diligence which is most times substituted with hard work means showing care, being meticulous and persistent in doing your job. A lot of people equate exhaustive labour with diligence, this is absolutely untrue. If you exhaust your body in your work, how then would you enjoy your labour?
Diligence involves the wisdom of time management, realizing that God’s favour, not exhaustive labour brings you to your desired success. God’s blessings involve being alive and healthy to enjoy the wealth you so labour for.
This week, be wise, be diligent, without wasting your body
It is useless to get up early and to stay up late, eating the food of exhausting labor—truly he gives sleep to those he loves. Psalm 127:2 (ISV)