Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down and sleep, So will you poverty come like a robber or one who travels (with slowly but surely approaching steps) and your want like a armed man (making you helpless)..Prov 10:4, 13:4, 20:4
(Proverbs 6:10-11 AMP)
We live in tough times, but it is the hand of the diligent that will overcome the obstacles that we face. God gives us a time to rest with the Sabbath; then He expects us to work hard the other days of the week. Laziness creates a blindness that does not see poverty coming. The mediaportrays talent as the best way to get ahead, but in the Bible prosperity is equated with consistent, focused efforts and not trying to get out of the responsibilities that life brings to us.
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
Proverbs 4:25-26 (NIV)
According to book of Proverbs, there is power in focus. Instead of trying to achieve a lot of projects simultaneously, it is better to take each project to its destination, then to move on to the next project. It is the fixed gaze that sees the level path. It is the focused look that can discern the paths that are firm.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”
Proverbs 4:7-9 (NIV)
Socrates once said that the unexamined life is not worth living. Wisdom is usually gained as we stop and examine our lives and actions with the intention of understanding the significance of what we do. When we don’t stop and esteem wisdom, we can make mistakes that impact our lives with disastrous results. Wisdom is vital in growing as a person and it is hard to acquire, yet there is a blessing waiting for the person who searches earnestly for wisdom.