Do Not Stop At Your Desires

Daily Devotional

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Desires are good but unless you act upon them, your desire will be just that.

Proverbs 13:4 draws the comparison between two types of people; the one who has a sluggish (lazy) spirit and the other that has a diligent spirit.  The scripture says that the soul of the sluggard desireth, they have persistent desires, but because that is as far as they are willing to go nothing gets done. The description given of the diligent is that they shall be made fat. Diligence in pursuing your desires will bring fatness and abundance. It may not happen all at once but it will come. 

You have to decide which type of person you are going to be. To create the outcome you want you must move beyond your desires. That was the example that God set for us in the creation story.  His desire was to create a beautiful earth, but when he stepped on the scene, he saw nothing. The earth was without form and void. He never just folded his hands and did nothing; for six days he worked and then rested on the seventh day. 

Life Application; Break down your goals and desires into small action steps that you move towards daily.

Prayer: Lord, help me to act on my desire. Let me go beyond just having the desire and with diligence pursue that desire. In Jesus name, amen.

Published by Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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