Saturday, 8 April 2017

Ball Is in Your Court

"Some have no firmness of character. Their plans and purposes have no definite form and consistency. They are of but little practical use in the world. This weakness, indecision, and inefficiency should be overcome. There is in true Christian character an indomitableness that cannot be molded or subdued by adverse circumstances. We must have moral backbone, an integrity that cannot be flattered, bribed, or terrified." 
Ellen White

Whatever position you occupy in life always remember  you are revealing motive, as well as developing character. Whatever work you do, should be done  with exactness, and  diligence; strive to overcome the inclination to seek an easy task. The Bible reminds us that whatever we do should be done to the highest standard however small that task may be. In the book of Proverbs we are told

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:  Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,  Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.  How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.  Proverbs  6:6-11.

 Many have become so lazy, they see labour as a hard task and refuse to work. We are also admonished in the book of Proverbs 21:25-26.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.  He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.  

It is God's desire for all to be useful in this life. Man can shape circumstances but circumstances should not shape the man, hence we have no excuse to be idle.

In the Proverbs 10:4-5  we are also told...
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.  He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.  

Therefore do not become inefficient from doing nothing because of the fear of failure. Make the decision today to be all that you can possible be for in God's eye you are a winner. 

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