Accepting each task as a special assignment from the Lord and
using all my energies to do it quickly and skillfully.
Seest thou a man diligent in his
business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before
Webster's, 1st ed., 1828
- [Latin. diligentia, from diligo, to love
earnestly; di and lego, to choose.]
|1. Steady application in business of any kind;
constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken;
exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or
sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity.
| Diligence is the
philosopher's stone that turns everything into gold
| Brethren, give diligence
to make your calling and election sure.
2 Peter i.
|2. Care; heed; heedfulness.
| Keep thy heart with all diligence
I visualize each task as a special assignment from the Lord; I see
myself using all my energies to accomplish it.
Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He
called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He
-- Romans 8:30
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I
have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
-- Psalm 119:48
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??