When an individual pushes his/herself to attain a goal.
These last few weeks away were some of the best quality time spent with friends. I really lived in the moment and put mostly everything else on pause.
Although I enjoy traveling, no one hates unpacking more than I do. Coming back to a house that’s suddenly the epicenter of chaos doesn’t help either.
Then there are the appointments, the projects, the meetings, the commitments and I wish I could crawl in my suitcase and ship myself off somewhere else. But it’s time to face the music.
That Proverbs on diligence is my reminder that only the committed reach their goals. There’s a time to rest and reflect but it has to be carved out of what should ordinarily be productive days in one’s life.
Be you the artist trying to break out into the industry, the working mom balancing family and a career, the man who’s suddenly found himself as “stay at home dad”, or the student on the ledge of adulthood, we all have work to do.
We all have something that God has deposited in our hearts to carry out. Be it for a moment, a season, or a lifetime. Stick to your plan, set the objectives and move forward.
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. (Proverbs 13:4 NIV)