Have you ever watched the movie “Mulan”? Well The movie takes place in ancient China, where there is a war going on between China and the Huns, and her father who was weak and sick, was called to war, so Mulan decides to go in his place to war because she didn’t want to lose him! And so with a dragon and a cricket she goes to What we would call Boot Camp all dressed in armor and hair cut short and armed. And as she is trained she does her best to try to act like a guy and do what is needed to help the army. And as we all know she succeeds first in one of the challenges, which is Get the arrow on to of this tall pole using Weights that are on leather bands and no latter or things like that!
So what Mulan did was she was ever so Diligent in doing her best and succeeding in anything that was placed before her as she was being trained. And Diligence is trying without giving up even if it feels like there is no end, because there is always an end to everything, and being Diligent in doing that and the saying, “diligence-do your duty to the best of your ability.” Greatness is abounding in all of us. When we put our trust in God we are more willing to be diligent in keeping his commandments and following the example of Christ and showing trust in God that he will help you in your Diligence.
Diligence is the opposite of slothfulness, and why is that important in following Christ? Because when we are diligently Following Christ and we are doing what we belive what he would do. Because when we do that we feel the spirit when we do so. And in the scriptures it talks of this diligence in seeking God. Hebrews 11:6” 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.”