Diligence Not Exhaustion - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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Diligence Not Exhaustion

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Diligence Not Exhaustion

teshuva, jesus, God, love, obey, the wordWe 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)

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Esther Onimisi
    Posted at 14:04h, 21 August

    Thank you ma for this post. I receive wisdom for time management IJN. Amen. Distraction can also contribute to not working smart. I pray for focus too for us all IJN. Amen.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:29h, 12 September

      Amen ma! We all need wisdom!

  • Howard Odigie
    Posted at 10:35h, 16 July

    Mmmm. Nice. Very nice. The Arch-Bishop has always prompted us to learn to work smart (using wisdom because it is profitable to direct) and not hard. Permit me to use a strange analogy. In soccer, the Brazilians believe in making the ball do the running for the players while the English do the running for the ball. Brazil have won the World Cup 5 times (all successes achieved away from home) while England have won the same cup just once on home soil (as hosts) some 47 years ago under very controversial circumstances. It can be argued that they probably would have not won then if they did not host the competition. While one is working/playing smart the other is labouring/wearing away.
    Thank you ma for the constant reminders which stir the brethren to better and greater works.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 12:03h, 16 July

      Wow! What a perfect example! Thanks for reading and sharing this too, do have an exhaustion free week!