Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Character Building Part 02 - Growing as a Diligent Woman

Life can be hectic! We get so busy running on the treadmill of life. In the process we continue to change as life changes around us. It is wise to stop and ask, “Am I growing or eroding in who I am becoming?

A wise woman grows in becoming diligent…

A diligent woman looks at the tasks at hand and does what needs to be done. She does her best. She does not shrink back from her work nor procrastinate to the point of defeat.

She is wise in understanding that sometimes it is better to say “no” to a new task than to hinder her effectiveness in her other responsibilities.

The diligent woman knows life comes in seasons and each season will bring new opportunities. Each season has both pleasure and challenge all its own. She does what is in front of her with her whole heart even in seasons that are not to her liking.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men… “  Colossians 3:23

Ask God to help you know how to balance your load and when to say “no”.  Ask Him to help you in each task and through each season. Do the best you can as you do it for Him.

prayer & reflection

Father God, 
I confess that I sometimes feel overwhelmed in this season of my life. I know I often try to do more than I should. Help me to know when to say “no”.  Help me to tackle what is in front of me today with diligence. I need the help of Your Holy Spirit.  Forgive me for the times I feel resentful of all that is required of me. I lay my “to do” list in front of You today and ask for Your help and strength to do the best I can. Empower me with Your strength and wisdom and give me joy for the day!
In Jesus’ powerful name I pray, amen.