…He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
— Hebrews 11:6 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource Power Thoughts Devo – by Joyce Meyer
Think of an area in your life in which you need to refuse to give up. Come up with a goal—one that will require you to be disciplined and overcome some obstacles, but one that also promises great reward. It may be as basic as making your bed each morning, or as ambitious as running a marathon or climbing Mount Everest. It may be to break free from a fear of flying or a fear of public speaking, or it may be to overcome an addiction of some kind. It may be cleaning your house or getting out of debt. Just make sure you and God are in agreement, depend on Him for the strength to do it, and then go after your goal with everything in you.
Be full of holy determination—not some kind of fleshly determination or willpower—but true God-given determination. You do have self-control. It is a fruit of the Spirit, and it is in you— believe it and begin walking in it.
In agreement with God, you can pursue your goals with diligence and determination.
Prayer Starter: Thank You, Lord, for giving me the determination to set goals and pursue my dreams with diligence. In Jesus’ name, amen.