The Weekly Dream: Be Not Weary In Well Doing
“If you are willing to stand forever, you won’t be standing long.”
Lately, I have had seeds on my mind. I remember standing in my grandparents’
backyard, on warm summer evenings, spitting watermelon seeds into my
grandfather’s garden. To my surprise, by the end of the summer, some of
those seeds had begun to come up. It was always a great mystery to me that
my thoughtless act could yield such fruit. What I did not realize is that my
grandfather’s constant attention to his garden produced a side benefit for
me; regardless of how conducive the natural environment was to the seeds.
In this New Year, we are at the beginning of a new growing season. We have a
unique opportunity to plant new dreams, goals, and visions. We will be
careful to surround them with the right people and environments. However,
without diligent care and attention, all that effort will be for naught.
Diligence is the water, the X-factor for unleashing the potential of our
objectives. Diligence is faith and tenacity in action. It is when you
believe in something so much, that you back it with unwavering action until
it comes to fruition. Diligence is productive stubbornness.
Let’s return to the example of the seed. A seed finds itself in complete and
utter darkness, yet as long as the seed possesses the essentials; it begins
a trek where it pushes past soil and rocks until it breaks ground. It grows
simultaneously upward and downward.
In our own lives, we need this dual action if we are to reap a great harvest
this year. We may find ourselves in the darkness of despair and fear, but
like the seed, we must take heart. Faith will help us move upward and
diligence will provide the root that will move us to the light.
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Central to diligence, is persistence and consistence because it is the
conscious formation of a habit to bring about a desired result. In order to
be diligent, you must do what you are supposed to do when you are supposed
to do it. Therefore, there can be no slackness in any area pertaining to the
desired in. If you are diligent, day-in and day-out, increase and success
cannot help but result; because you have faithfully rooted yourself in the
object of desire.
In each of us, there is tremendous potential and power to bring forth all
that we could ever desire, yet it comes with a price. Ask yourself: What are
you willing to give to unearth this potential and are you willing to give it
over and over and over again, for as long as it takes? Few people are
willing to, and that is why so few reach that higher state of being.
Be one of the few.
Life is measured in inches, make every inch count.
Truth and Peace,
Steven M DeVougas
Garlin Gilchrist II
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