Shoddy Workmanship

In the past I would regularly leave things to the last minute

Hosea 10:1-15

Reference: “Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.” ‭‭Hosea‬ ‭10:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I pride myself on being quite a diligent worker, however, this was not always the case. In the past I would regularly leave things to the last minute, hoping my responsibilities would be passed onto someone else.

This only led to frustration and shoddy workmanship.

Every time I left a piece of work to the last minute it would always end with the printer not working or losing the necessary files. Isn’t it interesting how often things go wrong when we haven’t put in the right planning and processes?

Application: And yet, it shouldn’t surprise me so much. Over and over in our lives we can see that we reap what we sow.

When I am organised it gives way for things to move in a better direction. When I spend time on my relationships I find greater fulfilment in my friendships.

There are times when life seems to serve up some great challenges. However, I’ve found that I have been given the power to make a difference in my own life.

When I add God into that mix, that is when I bear real fruit. It doesn’t mean life is always easy, but it does give me purpose and direction.

Prayer: Lord, may I be wise and decisive in the decisions I make. May I be prompted to be proactive and diligent in all my work. Amen.

Do you tend to lean towards being organised or flippant in your attitude towards work?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.