Be Diligent and Hardworking

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8

A Princess of God is hard-working and diligent, from the minute she wakes up in the morning to the minute she goes to sleep at night.

The Proverb exhorts us to consider the ways of the ant, who works and works, toiling to gather a harvest. God has given mankind work to do, not only for our material needs and desires, but also for His glory and our own dignity as men and women. Work is said to dignify a person, and it does.

Dear Princess of God, honor your God-given dignity and work hard even if you don’t need to necessarily for your material well-being. Work hard to glorify your Maker.

24The hand of the diligent will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. Proverbs 12:24

23Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. 25For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality. Colossians 3:23-25

Working hard for the Lord as your Employer means that you should strive to do everything you do at your absolute best, and conquer any laziness within yourself, as the Lord is the Employer that sees and knows all, especially everything about you – you cannot fool Him when you aren’t doing your best, and He knows what your best is and has the right to demand it from you. Work as though working for Jesus, as though your work is a great privilege, as all tasks done for the Lord are.

In He & I Jesus tells Gabrielle Bossis, “You are only an instrument. But be that; be always ready to serve Me. Serve Me, not yourself. You’re dependent on Me. I’m your Employer. Thank Me for wishing to make use of you. Aren’t you happy with your employer? Could you ever say that I don’t look after you?”

Unlike other Employers, if you work as though working for Jesus, you can expect glorious rewards. As Jesus says, “could you ever say that I don’t look after you?”. Jesus also knows all of your needs and your heart’s desires, and if you work your hardest to fulfill His will and not your own and work at your daily task with diligence and effort, Jesus will give you what you need and desire.

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