“The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession” Proverbs 12:27, NKJV.
Knowing that he needs to eat, a lazy man will not cook what he caught. Amazingly, the Bible describes this man as lazy. From the onset, you would say he at least gets credit for his hunting, but there is a point that scripture wants to reveal to us.
Laziness or procrastination can come at any point while we pursue God’s will for our lives, even when it’s time to prepare and when it’s time to seize what He has for us. We enter seasons that call for our utmost diligence to seize the moment and seize the doors that God has opened. You have the opened door, you have the opportunity, you have the favor, you have the support, yet you also have to remain diligent to walk through them. Your diligence will determine whether you possess what God has set before you.
This is why God calls your diligence your precious possession. It will help you eat of what you have pursued, what you have waited so long for, what you have worked so hard for, what you have endured and believed God for. Now it is before you. It’s time to prepare what God has blessed you with and enter into what He has for your life.
Just as excited as you are in knowing God’s will, remain just as excited to execute it. You can do it, my brother. Seize your season.
Prayer: Father, I praise You! You have placed everything I need before me. Help me not to let up now. I come against any hindering spirit in Jesus’ name. Refresh me, Father. I ask for strength by Your Spirit. Thank You for the grace and diligence to seize this time in my life. Glory to God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Proverbs 13:4, Galatians 6:9, Hebrews 6:10-12