Becoming a diligent person is so important in growing closer to God, getting mentally and physically stronger, and going further in life. Bible Verses and quotes about diligence help me to keep my focus and realize how important diligence is.
Simply put, diligence is the constant applied effort to reach a certain goal. To do something consistently, persistently and with great care.
I am one of those people that has grand ideas, too many to count. Yet, ideas and ambition without diligence, doesn’t get you very far.
You know those moments, where once again, I make out a chore chart for our kids. We are going to follow this PLAN.
Just kidding. A couple of weeks in, no one is following the chores, no one is marking off the designated bullet point, and we have completely abandoned the chart.
Or when you start doing a daily devotional, and it only lasts 3 mornings. New habits are incredibly hard to make when you are not a diligent person!
Or deciding to start a new diet on Monday, but you fall off the wagon by lunch time. Diligence is what makes you follow through to an excellent end.
How to Become A Diligent Person
1. Ask God For Help.
He is the our helper, and is the one that can help us become a diligent person.
2. Ask Someone to Hold You Accountable
Diets are easier to follow when someone will hold you accountable, but it is the same as with other things in life. Ask a trustworthy and dependable friend to hold you accountable to a new habit you are trying to create.
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3. Learn About Self Discipline
A much-forgotten virtue, self-discipline will really help you overcome negative habits in your life. Read ‘Discipline The Glad Surrender’ by Elizabeth Elliot. This book is on my reading list in the near future.
4. Realize that you are a Steward of Everything God has given you.
Everything that we have, whether children, money, family, friends or stuff, its all been given to us from God. We are stewards of everything, and we need to handle them to the Glory of God.
5. Prioritize Your Duties.
Prioritizing your duties, listing them in order of importance, helps put your life into perspective. Do your chores in order that you deem important, and it will become easier to stick to your schedule.
I struggle with diligence. While I might be efficient in starting all sorts of projects, plans and goals, I struggle to bring to fruition what I set out to accomplish!
Bible Verses About Diligence
Psalm 64:6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
Psalm 119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Proverbs 7:15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and i have found thee.
Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Proverbs 11:27 He that diligently seeketh good shall procure favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of the diligent man is precious.
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Proverbs 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
Proverbs 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Luke 12:58 When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Acts 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end.
1 Peter 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.
2 Peter 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue;
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election:
2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
2 Corinthians 8:7 Therefore, as ye abound in everything, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
As I was searching for these verses, I came to realize that diligence is the opposite of laziness. They are intricately connected. You can read the post on overcoming laziness here.
6 Inspiring Quotes About Diligence
Diligence overcomes difficulties; sloth makes them. -Benjamin Franklin
Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results. -David A. Bednar
Continuous effort -not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking out potential. -Winston Churchill
Diligence equals disciplined excellence over time. -Dave Ramsey
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first do with diligence. -Samuel Johnson
Work is doing it.
Discipline is doing it every day.
Diligence is doing it well.
Becoming a diligent person is very important in growing closer to God, getting mentally and physically stronger, and going further in life.