The Diligent Worker

I’m a big supporter of the saying, ‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’

Ecclesiastes 10:1-20

Reference: v.18 Through laziness, the rafters sag; because of idle hands, the house leaks. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I’m rarely more proud of myself than when I return to a piece of work to discover that I have completed more than I remember. I can assure you that this didn’t always happen in my early years.  I was a typical lazy child who left everything to the last minute, however, as I’ve gotten older, I have become much more conscientious.  There are many times when I’ll remember to reply to an email only to discover that I had already completed that task earlier in the day. (Clearly my memory is getting worse, but my desire to get things done early is getting stronger and stronger!) It always feels great to know that I am on top of tasks that need completing.

Application: I’m a big supporter of the saying, ‘Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.’ While we are always able to justify deferring work or taking a short cut, nine times of out ten we are usually the ones who suffer from our shoddy workmanship.  It’s all about doing our best in every aspect of our everyday.

Prayer: Lord, you always give us your best and yet sometimes we can get lazy and complacent.  May we be diligent in all that we do as we replicate your character here on earth. Amen.

How can you improve your everyday diligence?

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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.

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