SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 10: 4. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday we looked at the principle of work as the pathway to the blessing! Today, we shall be considering the principle of diligence.

What is diligence?

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, diligence means attentive and persistent effort.

Diligence is what must be applied to the principle of work to deliver maximum results! And you can not be diligent and not be blessed .

The blessing is looking for diligent hands to settle. It is good to be engaged in life with a meaningful assignment, but it will not deliver without diligence.

According to our anchor scripture, poverty is a companion of the indolent, the lazy folks just as riches accompany the diligent hands.

Diligence has the following advantage:


1. It promotes a man into prominence and greatness! You can’t be diligent and not be promoted!

Diligence forbids you remaining grounded in life because the Bible said:

Proverbs 22: 29. Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

2. Diligence births satisfaction:

Proverbs 13: 4. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

3. Diligence forbids wastage(Ecc 10:18)! One key factor in the life of the diligent is avoidance of wastage of resources at all costs.

4. Diligence births creativity (Prov.21:5): When you are diligent you will be creative.

5. Diligence delivers authority (Prov.12:24)! Diligence makes you to have staff of office, it makes you an authority in your area of specialization.

How do you know if you are diligent?

1. By your determination to be focused on your assignment
2. By your determination to think through the problem at hand, and profer solution
3. By your determination to combine energy with strategy
4. By your determination to be committed and persistent to your assignment
5. By show of allergy to laziness, indolence and idleness.

Beloved, diligence is a ladder to your blessings.

The principle of diligence works with the following rules in mind:

1. Accept responsibility for life and reject excuses. Excuses are the raw materials with which failures build their houses.
2. Accept challenges that may be created by the exit of team members
3. Determine to be an asset and not a liability
4. Don’t cry over what you lack rather give what you have!


Beloved, the principle of diligence attracts the blessing of God upon the works of your hands. Has God given you an assignment? It takes diligence to make it happen. And what ever your hands find to do, do it with all diligence.

Remember this;

Heaven is real and hell is real! The decision to spend eternity with God begins now. Give your heart to Jesus today.

Prayer points:

– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Father help me to be diligent in my assignment in the name of Jesus.

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy the release of Grace to be diligent in the name of Jesus.
– By the force of diligence, I declare the blessing of the Lord is come upon the works of your hands in the name of Jesus

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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