Day 346: A Diligent Man

Day 346: A Diligent Man
December 12, 2014 Neil Kennedy

Proverbs 12:27

Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find.


A diligent man takes care of everything that his hand touches, making the most out of his possessions.

When I was in college, I took a step of faith by selling my car so that I wouldn’t have a car payment. Amazingly, someone heard about it and offered to give me a car — a 1976 Chevrolet Chevette. The car was parked under a large oak tree in Mobile, Alabama. It hadn’t been driven in a few years, so my brother-in-law worked to get it going again.

I was grateful for the gift and treated it with appreciation. At the time, I worked at a car wash. Every day, I washed it, waxed it, treated the tires, and sprayed “new car” air fragrance in the interior. That car turned out to be awesome. It was a great “get-a-round” car.

I was diligent to take care of what was given to me.

What you respect is what you attract; what you disrespect you will repel. What you have in your possession right now is either qualifying you or disqualifying you for more.

I see people who get a new car and treat it like its junk. It’s not long until it looses its luster and shows disrepair. The value plummets and they trade it in for another one. The cycle repeats itself.

I believe that it is a sign of respect and dignity to take care of what you have in your hand and under your leadership. Put anything or anyone in the hands of a diligent man, and he will take good care and show responsibility for his possessions.


You can’t get a new car just because your ashtray is full. Take care of your possessions.

Read Proverbs Chapter 12

Neil Kennedy


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