… abound in everything - in faith, in words, in knowledge, IN DILIGENCE, in love toward one another - also remembering to abound in grace. 2 Corinthians 8:7 paraphrased
To abound in diligence first requires a decision to do something. It is an acquired habit that is developed by purposefully deciding to move ahead despite obstacles.
"Decide. I didn't come this far to only come this far." Thomas Tidlund
Once the decision to move forward is made we must stick to it…diligence. In the world of sports as in most any endeavor, there is a learning curve that follows. The practice courts and fields are the arena in which this happens. Learning the plays, developing the moves, building dexterity and becoming familiar with your teammates are all part of the essential practice time in order to ABOUND in DILIGENCE
"The secret behind my success is practice, I have always believed that if you want to achieve anything special in life you have to work, work, and then work some more." David Beckham, professional soccer player
One of the most telling signs of a true believer is their approach to work. Employers long for employees who ABOUND in DILGENCE. A strong work ethic and get-it-done attitude is both rewarded and applauded.
The diligent find freedom in their work; the lazy are oppressed by work. Proverbs 12:24 The Message
As my grandmother so often said to her 11 children as they grew up, “Keep on keeping on.” These wise words carry with them the essence of abounding in diligence.
PRAYER: Thank you, LORD, for the opportunities you bring my way. Help me to keep on keeping on with an I-think-I-can-definitely-do-that attitude. Please ignite the fire of diligence within me by power of your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
PRACTICE DUE DILIGENCE – DECIDE TO MOVE AHEAD!
NOTE: With this issue of SPORTMOM E-votionals we wrap up our 2015-2016 school year. The first Wednesday of July and August an ABOUND issue will be posted. See you in September to resume our weekly
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