Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. — 2 Peter 1:10
Adapted from the resource Wake Up to the Word Devotional – by Joyce Meyer
To be diligent means to be constant in effort or exertion to accomplish what is undertaken.
Many people are unhappy because they only want to do things that are easy or convenient. This saddens me because these people often cheat themselves out of the rewards God has for them simply because they want to avoid difficulty. However, if we are willing to let God help us do our best, we will reap great benefits.
God wants to bless you in many ways. Sometimes you may go through difficulties first, but there is always blessing on the other side. Remember, you never have to do it in your own strength—you can always rely on His strength to see you through. If you refuse to give up, you’ll overcome every challenge and receive God’s best for your life.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for the power of Your Holy Spirit in my life to help me stick with things and follow through. Help me to not give up when life gets tough, but to stay diligent to the very end. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.