Tag: diligence

Rain Clouds or Dirty Hands


Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. (Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT)

I have watched people for a number of years now. I’ve seen people from all walks of life, well, a lot of them anyway. And I’ve finally come to this one conclusion.

People receive from life what they put into it.

Yes, there are some exceptions. But by and large, people reap what they sow. Only a whole lot more.

And guess what. Lazy and stingy people receive what they didn’t sow. They reap a heaping helping of nothing.

People who make up excuses for why they can’t do this or that are only excusing themselves into a life of selfishness, bitterness, and envy.

There are many people who believe managers, supervisors, CEO’s, or any kind of boss could not have reached their position without “brown nosing”. You probably know someone who fits that description.

Did you know God’s word is true whether or not anyone believes it?

Check it out:

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor. (Proverbs 12:24 ESV)

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. (Proverbs 13:4 ESV)

Don’t be misled – you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. (Galatians 6:7 NLT)

You will ALWAYS

Perhaps it’s time to quit looking around for a reason why you CAN’T do something and find at least one reason why you can?

There will NEVER be perfect weather. There will ALWAYS be clouds in the skies of life. If you look hard enough and long enough, there will be some reason why you can’t or shouldn’t do something that would, in the long run, change your life for the better.

Abraham made it to the promised land not only because he believed God, but he got up in the morning and started walking. And kept walking, regardless of the news or the weather.

How about you?

Go ahead. Get a little wet. Set down that umbrella and put both hands on the plow. Allow yourself to be stretched; maybe a little inconvenienced. You’ll forget all about it when harvest time comes around.

People may think your nose is brown, until you show them the dirt on your hands.

The Three Legged Race


Have you ever tried running in a three-legged race? I have, probably about 6-7 years ago. It’s not an easy feat to master, but with a little practice and a few well placed, practical tips it can be kind of fun.

The three-legged race is a lot like walking in agreement, or walking in harmony and unity with a brother or sister in Christ. So, the tips I share will have multiple applications.

Tip #1 Try and pair up with someone whose legs are about the same length as yours. It makes it much easier to walk when you can take the same size stride. If it’s not possible, then just remember, the person with the longer stride must yield to the shorter.

“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves.” (Romans 15:1 ESV)

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2 ESV)

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