Some people are just lazy which is why they never see anything accomplished with their lives. They blame that lack of success on this, that, and everything but themselves, but God is no respecter of persons. What He does for one He will do for all. Hebrews 11:6 says, "But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
The key factors that make the difference are not about God, but about a person's level of determination and his/her willingness to do whatever is necessary to achieve a goal. This is a hard fact to face, but ultimately we are all responsible for our success, or lack of success. We all possess the same promises, the same faith, the same power, the same spirit, and the same Jesus who sits at the right hand of God to make intercession for us. The main thing that determines who succeeds and who doesn't succeed is our attitude. You have to want success in order to get it. It doesn't float on clouds and it takes hard work to achieve it. Because most people are willing to do only average work they reap average results.
When I was in the military years ago, I quickly found out that in the beginning stages it was a place where you could do average work day after day and get by. What I found out was that there were some promotions that came automatically because of your time in service but the higher promotions came because of hard work and diligence. To achieve super results, one must do super work, be deeply committed to the task, and be willing to do whatever is necessary to realize goals and aspirations.
Hebrews 11:6 says that God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. According to this verse, even God rewards diligence. In fact, He only rewards those who diligently seek Him which means people with a lazy--lethargic, do nothing, take it easy--attitude will never be greatly rewarded by the Lord. This verse says that God rewards the diligent seeker. Diligence is required for any success.
The phrase "diligently seek" is taken from a Greek word that means to zealously seek for something with all your heart, all your strength, and all your might. It presents a picture of one who seeks something so passionately and earnestly that he literally exhausts all of his power in his search. Because this word portrays such an determinant effort, the ideal of being hardworking, busy, constant, and persistent in one's devotion to what he or she is doing is also included. What this tells us about Hebrews 11:6, is that God is a reward of those who put all their heart, strength, and might into seeking Him. Those who are so committed in their search that they are willing to exhaust all of their natural powers in their search for Him, they are the ones who will find what they are seeking.
You see, you have to be diligent to be rewarded by God. So, it should be no surprise that diligence is going to be required in order for you to succeed in every area of life. It is just a fact that the lazy, neglectful attitude will never get you where you need to go. If you take your life's assignment lightly and approach it with a casual, easy-going, take it easy, relaxed attitude, you will never go far in the fulfillment of your call or your dream.
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