January 2, 2015
"The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat." Proverbs 13:4
One of the main reason people make resolutions, or set goals, is because they want better for themselves. Most of us spend our whole lives wishing and hoping a better life to come along and sit in our lap. But we never find it.
Why is this? We set goals, yet we do not accomplish them. Some of us are afraid. Afraid of failure and yes even afraid of success. Others want what they want, but don't want to have to put in the effort or hard work to get it. There are times when God shows out in our lives without us ever having lifted a finger. However, the majority of the time, we have to put some effort into getting what we want.
Proverbs clearly speaks to this. Sluggard means lazy. A lazy person is no different from a hard working person in that he or she has desires. The difference between the two is in the work effort and ethic. Diligent means attentive and persistent in doing anything. A synonym of diligent is hard working. God may decide to show up and show out in your situation; or He may decide to bless you according to the seeds you've sown. Either way, the importance in keeping any resolution or set goals is to decide what you want. Create a plan so that you don't overwhelm yourself. Make sure you have an end date. Then do a little bit each day that will assist you in getting closer to reaching your goal, AND becoming a better you!