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The Prosperous Shall Be Diligent

Today’s Post is by a guest blogger Melissa who will discuss how though diligence she became prosperous, join me and welcoming her. Melissa is the Founder and CEO of Melissa the Coach, Financial Coaching.  She is a wife, mom, dog rescuer, sports junkie and blogger.   Her passion is helping others learn that money no longer has to be the thing that stands in the way of pursuing a dream.  Visit for more information. Also she can be found on Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook. For years I have always heard the words, “the diligent prosper”.  To be diligent is to stay focused, to stay on task, to keep course.   When we do that, we “prosper” in whatever task we were trying to accomplish.  Sounds easy, right? Well, maybe being diligent to be prosperous is easier than remaining diligent once we prosper. Proverbs 10:4-5 4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,             But the hand of the diligent makes rich.       5He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,             But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully. (New American Standard Bible) Verse 4 is more about “the diligent prosper” – stay focused on the task at hand and you will prosper. Verse 5, specifically the second part of that, is interesting in context – “he who sleeps in the harvest acts shamefully” Does that mean that once I become prosperous because I was diligent that it’s not OK to rest? I think so.  Because, once we lose focus, we run the risk of losing everything you have […]