Plans of the Diligent vs Hasty

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. Proverbs 21:5

Compass

Too often my efforts are of the hasty variety. Look at the contrasting definitions:

  • diligent: characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort
  • hasty: fast and typically superficial

What distinguishes superficial from earnest and steady?

I think thoughtfulness and pre-action prayer are major components to a diligent and sustained effort. We will soon find our resources and motivation quickly dissipate if our plans are not of and for the Lord.

Let me be careful not to rush ahead of God, but slow down and seek Him initially and continually so that he’ll provide the means for His servant to be diligent and therefore abundant.

Abundant in Spirit, Abundant in Fruit, Abundant in Joy

What plans do I need to give back to God?